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Cigdemoglu, Ceyhan; Geban, Omer – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to delve into the effect of context-based approach (CBA) over traditional instruction (TI) on students' chemical literacy level related to thermochemical and thermodynamics concepts. Four eleventh-grade classes with 118 students in total taught by two teachers from a public high school in 2012 fall semester were enrolled…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Teaching Methods, Grade 11
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet; Geban, Omer – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
This study involves the development of a three-tier diagnostic test to measure high school students' understanding of states of matter concepts. The States of Matter Diagnostic Test (SMDT) is a 19-item three-tier diagnostic test consisting of three-tier items for assessing students' understanding of states of matter concepts. The SMDT was…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, High School Students, Grade 10, Diagnostic Tests
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Kingir, Sevgi; Geban, Omer; Gunel, Murat – Research in Science Education, 2013
This study investigated the effect of the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach on grade 9 students' understanding of chemical change and mixture concepts. Four intact classes taught by two chemistry teachers from a Turkish public high school were selected for the study; one class was assigned as the treatment group, and the other class was…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Writing (Composition), Heuristics, Statistical Analysis