Using Different Conceptual Change Methods Embedded within 5E Model: A Sample Teaching for Heat and Temperature

Kurnaz M. A., ÇALIK M.

Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online, vol.5, no.1, pp.3-10, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Journal of Physics Teacher Education Online
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-10
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Because a teaching activity can be seen as a phase of conceptual elaboration, we assume that using different conceptual change techniques embedded within a 5E model might completely diminish students’ alternative conceptions. By presenting a sample activity for teacher usage, we are planning to fill in a gap between teachers’ theoretical knowledge and their classroom behavior in the practice of constructivism. Based on the tenets of constructivism, the purpose of this paper is to suggest a 5E model for containing students’ alternative conceptions by means of conceptual change text, analogy and worksheet together. It is suggested that using these methods as a group will be more effective than using them individually so that they overcome their disadvantages and reinforce their advantages.