Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 9, Issue 1, Article 5 (Jun., 2008)
Fatma TÜRK and Muammer ÇALIK

Using different conceptual change methods embedded within 5E model: A sample teaching of Endothermic – Exothermic reactions

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Implications for Practice

To teach endothermic and exothermic reactions, specifically the  differentiation from each other, using varied conceptual change methods embedded within the 5E Model is illustrated here. In such a situation, students’ motivation may increase since the presented materials are attractive to them since the method/materials/activities presented may differ from their usual learning habits or experiences. But, the study has a shortcoming in investigating the degree to which conceptual change is achieved in terms of the numbers of students’ alternative conceptions. For this reason, further research should focus on the mentioned limitation by designing a comparative study.

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