Comparison of the techniques and methodologies preferred by chemistry teachers on the concept teaching: a study on the ionic compounds

KARSLI F., Usta N. D., Ceng Z., Ayas A.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.1419-1424 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.250
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1419-1424
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to compare the techniques and methodologies preferred by chemistry teachers during the teaching of the ionic compounds and to determine why they prefer these techniques and methodologies. An interview technique is used in this study. The interview questions, which are examined by an expert, were used as the data collection tool. The research was conducted with 14 Chemistry Teachers (CT) in total working in the different secondary educations schools in the first academic semester of 2008-2009, in Turkey. The data obtained by interviews was analyzed with the descriptive and content analysis methods. Awareness of CT about techniques and methodologies was also examined by using the collected data. The results in this study indicate that CT were not adequately aware of different methodologies and techniques on the concept teaching except the classical ones. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved