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ERIC Number: EJ807921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Remediating Misconceptions Concerning Chemical Bonding through Conceptual Change Text
Pabuccu, Aybuke; Geban, Omer
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v30 p184-192 2006
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of conceptual change texts oriented instruction on 9th grade students' understanding of chemical bonding concepts. In this study, the main aim of the preparation of conceptual change texts was to activate students' prior knowledge and misconceptions and to help them to understand the chemical bonding concepts through the use of explanations, analogies and examples. Analogies were used in the conceptual change texts to deal with students' misconceptions more effectively. The results revealed that conceptual change texts oriented instruction produced a positive effect on students understanding of scientific conceptions related to chemical bonding and elimination of misconceptions. The mean scores of both groups showed that students in the experimental group performed better with respect to chemical bonding concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey