Effect of Simple Electric Circuits Teaching on Conceptual Change in Grade 9 Physics Course

Authors

  • Hüseyin KÜÇÜKÖZER Balıkesir University, Necatibey Faculty of Education
  • Sabri KOCAKÜLAH Balıkesir University, Necatibey Faculty of Education

Keywords:

Physics Education, Conceptual Change, Simple Electric Circuits

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of teaching designed to consider grade 9 students’ misconceptions about simple electric circuits on conceptual change. Students’
misconceptions were determined by using a conceptual understanding test consisting of eight openended questions and semi-structured interview technique. Conceptual understanding test was
applied as a pre-test at the beginning of the teaching and as a post-test at the end of the teaching while it was applied after six months later as a delayed post-test. Concept of voltage was chosen as the main concept during the teaching that was designed to support conceptual change. Misconceptions brought up in this study were presented in tables with their percentages across three
tests and especially the activity concerning the misconception of “consumption of current” was examined to reveal how the ideas of the students changed in details. Mostly, the activities used for
conceptual change brought about positive influences on students’ ideas.

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Published

15.04.2008

How to Cite

KÜÇÜKÖZER, H., & KOCAKÜLAH, S. . (2008). Effect of Simple Electric Circuits Teaching on Conceptual Change in Grade 9 Physics Course. Journal of Turkish Science Education, 5(1), 60-75. https://www.tused.org/index.php/tused/article/view/22

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