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ERIC Number: EJ916812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Differences Arising from Language in Perceiving Some Terms in Physics Education
Unsal, Yasin
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v39 p348-358 2010
In several resources, especially in textbooks, there are two or more alternatives for terms. These terms generally come from foreign words and alternative equivalences of these words. The aim of the study is to investigate whether this situation causes students problems in perceiving the terms; in which alternatives, the conceptual perception is based on and in this context. Two applications (U1, U2) were made. The sample group is included student groups from 2005-2006 academic year spring semester of Gazi University, Physics Education Undergraduate Programme. Consequently, in all term pairs except one; the terms expressed through foreign languages gave more effective results in low level ability and the Turkish ones gave more effective results in generally high level ability to Bloom's Taxonomy. Indicated results in this study and assessments obtained will be very beneficial for teachers and textbook writers. Besides, may get started for similar studies in other countries. (Contains 6 tables.)
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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