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ERIC Number: ED534089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of Concept Maps on the Academic Success and Attitudes of 11th Graders while Teaching Urinary System
Akay, Sumeyye Ozbey; Kaya, Basturk; Kilic, Selda
Online Submission, International Online Journal of Primary Education v1 n1 p23-30 2012
The aim of the present study is to support, enrich, and broaden the process of education using concept maps and to determine the effects of concept maps in biology classes on school success, attitude and retention of the knowledge taught. The present study was conducted as an experimental study with pre-test and post-test control groups. The participants of the study were impartially chosen 11th grade high school students from an Anatolian High School and a Teacher Training Anatolian High School. 45 students, 21 in the control and 24 in the experimental group, participated in the study. In the present study, "urinary system" unit was taught. Whereas the control group was taught traditionally, the experimental group was taught using concept map based teaching technique. Data were collected using concept map attitude scale and biology achievement test, a 45 item scale with a reliability coefficient of (alpha = 0.78). In order to identify the differences among the groups, biology achievement test was used as pre- and post test. Data obtained to determine the achievement of both groups were analyzed using t-test analysis model of the SPSS 11.0 package program. At the end of the study, a statistically significant difference (p less than 0.05) between emerged traditional teaching method and using concept map while teaching. The data also indicated that the cognitive support of the concept maps had a positive impact on students' achievement and retention of knowledge. The data furthermore indicated that students have a positive attitude for concept maps. (Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Attitude Scale