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ERIC Number: EJ997359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-2077-2327
Influence of V-Diagrams on 10th Grade Turkish Students' Achievement in the Subject of Mechanical Waves
Tekes, Hanife; Gonen, Selahattin
Science Education International, v23 n3 p268-285 Sep 2012
The purpose of the present study was to examine how the use of V-diagrams one of the learning techniques used in laboratory studies in experiments conducted regarding the 10th grade lesson unit of "waves" influenced students' achievements. In the study, a quasi-experimental design with a pretest and posttest control group was used. The study was carried out with 68 high school 10th grade students attending in central Diyarbakir in the spring term of the academic year of 2010-2011. An achievement test made up of 30 multiple-choice questions covering the lesson unit of waves and a concept test made up of 20 fill-in-the-blanks and true-false questions were applied as pretest and posttest. When the scores obtained from these tests were compared, it was seen that the experimental group students were significantly more successful than the control group students. Besides these tests, the "V-diagram Student Views Questionnaire" was applied to the experimental group students to determine their views about V-diagrams. Accordingly, it was concluded that the students enjoyed doing experiments by using V-diagrams and that they considered V-diagrams as a useful technique for learning the concepts related to V-diagrams and for presenting meaningful information in an organized manner. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey