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ERIC Number: EJ883556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1756-1108
Prospective Chemistry Teachers' Misconceptions about Colligative Properties: Boiling Point Elevation and Freezing Point Depression
Pinarbasi, Tacettin; Sozbilir, Mustafa; Canpolat, Nurtac
Chemistry Education Research and Practice, v10 n4 p273-280 2009
This study aimed at identifying prospective chemistry teachers' misconceptions of colligative properties. In order to fulfill this aim, a diagnostic test composed of four open-ended questions was used. The test was administered to seventy-eight prospective chemistry teachers just before qualifying to teaching in secondary schools. Nine different misconceptions were identified and qualitatively discussed. The results have implications for teaching colligative properties and in general tertiary level teaching, suggesting that a substantial review of teaching strategies is needed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey