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Conceptual change texts in chemistry teaching: a study on the particle model of matter


Beerenwinkel, Anne; Parchmann, Ilka; Gräsel, Cornelia (2011). Conceptual change texts in chemistry teaching: a study on the particle model of matter. International journal of science and mathematics education, 9(5):1235-1259.

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This study explores the effect of a conceptual change text on students' awareness of common misconceptions on the particle model of matter. The conceptual change text was designed based on principles of text comprehensibility, of conceptual change instruction and of instructional approaches how to introduce the particle model. It was evaluated in an empirical study with 214 students. Students' learning was measured with a pre-post-test design. Item response theory was used for analysing students' answers. We found that reading the criteria-based text fostered students' awareness of common misconceptions about the particle model and yielded overall improved results as compared to reading a traditional text

Abstract

This study explores the effect of a conceptual change text on students' awareness of common misconceptions on the particle model of matter. The conceptual change text was designed based on principles of text comprehensibility, of conceptual change instruction and of instructional approaches how to introduce the particle model. It was evaluated in an empirical study with 214 students. Students' learning was measured with a pre-post-test design. Item response theory was used for analysing students' answers. We found that reading the criteria-based text fostered students' awareness of common misconceptions about the particle model and yielded overall improved results as compared to reading a traditional text

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:Unspecified
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Education
Physical Sciences > General Mathematics
Language:English
Date:1 October 2011
Deposited On:13 Dec 2018 16:05
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:42
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1571-0068
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-010-9257-9
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007s1076301092579 (Library Catalogue)

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