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ERIC Number: EJ811125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Learner-Friendly Textbooks: Chemistry Texts Based on a Constructivist View of Learning
Tasdelen, Ugur; Koseoglu, Fitnat
Asia Pacific Education Review, v9 n2 p136-147 Apr 2008
In this study, the use of inquiry methods, learning cycles, a conceptual change model and analogy in creating alternative science texts was discussed. An alternative text on the topic of acids and bases was created by integrating the methods and models discussed in this paper. The alternative text and a sample of a traditional text taken from a textbook, which is still used in Turkish high schools, were given to two groups, totaling 42 pre-service teachers--the alternative text was given to an experimental group and the traditional text to a control group--in an experimental setting and their understandings of acids and bases were compared. In addition, in the second step of the study, the pre-service teachers read both texts and indicated their preferences in terms of interest, understandability and helpfullness. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey