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ERIC Number: ED563245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
From Elementary to University Students' Ideas about Causes of the Seasons
Bostan Sarioglan, Ayberk; Küçüközer, Hüseyin
Online Submission, Journal of Turkish Science Education v12 n2 p3-20 Jun 2015
This research was a cross-age study that sought to determine and compare students' ideas about the causes of the seasons. Toward this aim, the research was carried out with 974 students at different educational levels and across the various age groups. First, the data obtained from the responses to the open-ended question was categorized according to a rubric formulated in line with the goal of the study.The methodology used in analyzing the data derived from the interviews was a grouped categorization of those responses that were construed as having similar intended meanings. Statistically, a significant difference was found between the groups of university students aged 20-22 and the other groups of students who were between the ages of 10-19. In addition, whereas the frequency of encountering some misconceptions decreased with age, on the other hand, the frequency of other misconceptions showed an increase in older students. At the same time, there were some misconceptions which did not vary significantly in frequency across the age groups and still others that did show changes.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey