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ERIC Number: EJ808062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Understanding of Acid-Base Concept by Using Conceptual Change Approach
Cetingul, Puren Ipek; Geban, Omer
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v29 p69-74 2005
This study explores changes of the tenth-grade students' conceptions about acids and bases by using conceptual change text oriented instruction accompanied with analogies. Since conceptual change is viewed not only as a process of replacement of old concepts but also a process of learning to relate ideas to appropriate contexts, the instruction and conceptual change text were designed to convince the students that some situations which they understand are actually analogous to other situations which they misunderstand. The results of the study showed that students in the experimental group taking conceptual change oriented instruction performed much better than the students in the control group taking traditional instruction. Thus, one could deduce that establishing analogical thinking during the course of instruction together with a conceptual change text could be a powerful tool for generating an understanding of unknown and misunderstood situations as in the case of acids and bases concept. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey