Effect of different conceptual change pedagogies embedded within 5E model on grade 6 students' alternative conceptions of 'heat transfer'


Nas S. E. , Calik M. , Cepni S.

ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, vol.4, no.1, pp.177-186, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-186

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine effect of different conceptual change pedagogies embedded within 5E model on grade 6 students' alternative conceptions of 'Heat Transfer'. Within a pretest-posttest experimental research design, this study was conducted with 27 grade 6 students. In collecting data, a questionnaire with 6 two-tier items was employed. This questionnaire was administered as a pre test before the teaching intervention. After the intervention, the questionnaire was re-administered as a post test. Results of Wilcoxon signed rank test showed that using different conceptual change pedagogies embedded within 5E model was meaningfully effective in remedying the grade 6 students' alternative conceptions of heat transfer (z=4.54, p<.05). Some suggestions were made for further researches.

The aim of this study was to determine effect of different conceptual change pedagogies embedded within 5E model on grade 6 students' alternative conceptions of 'Heat Transfer'. Within a pretest-posttest experimental research design, this study was conducted with 27 grade 6 students. In collecting data, a questionnaire with 6 two-tier items was employed. This questionnaire was administered as a pre test before the teaching intervention. After the intervention, the questionnaire was re-administered as a post test. Results of Wilcoxon signed rank test showed that using different conceptual change pedagogies embedded within 5E model was meaningfully effective in remedying the grade 6 students' alternative conceptions of heat transfer (z=4.54, p<.05). Some suggestions were made for further researches.