NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ901275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Utility of Concept Cartoons in Diagnosing and Overcoming Misconceptions Related to Photosynthesis
Ekici, Fatma; Ekici, Erhan; Aydin, Fatih
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v2 n4 p111-124 Oct 2007
In this study, the effectiveness of concept cartoons in diagnosing and overcoming students' misconceptions related to photosynthesis subject was examined. Firstly, the literature has been thoroughly examined and misconceptions about photosynthesis subject have been listed and then grouped. Concept cartoons related to these groups have been prepared and were introduced to the students in order to identify their misconceptions. Similar misconceptions as in the literature have been found. Then, new concept cartoons addressing to elimination of these misconceptions have been prepared and were used in class discussions. The excerpts from these discussions and after-class student interviews show that concept cartoons may be an efficient tool not only to identify student misconceptions but also to overcome them. The compatibility of this method (utilization of concept cartoon-based teaching) with constructivist approach was also discussed. (Contains 7 figures and 1 table.)
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey