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