Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 6, Issue 2, Article 2
Sabri KOCAKULAH, Evrim USTUNLUOGLU and Aysel KOCAKULAH
The effect of teaching in native and foreign language on students' conceptual understanding in science courses
The main objectives of the study are
i) to investigate the differences in conceptual understanding of "The Energy Unit" between students who study science in the native language and a foreign language;
ii) to compare the performance of students who study in the native language and in a foreign language on problems based on conceptual understanding;
iii) to generate suggestions for better conceptual understanding and the ways of teaching an energy unit taking into consideration the effect of language.
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