The Effect of 3D Computer Modeling and Observation-Based Instruction on the Conceptual Change Regarding Basic Concepts of Astronomy in Elementary School Students

Küçüközer, Hüseyin and Korkusuz, M. Emin and Yürümezoğlu, Kemal (2009) The Effect of 3D Computer Modeling and Observation-Based Instruction on the Conceptual Change Regarding Basic Concepts of Astronomy in Elementary School Students. Astronomy Education Review, 8 (1). ISSN 15391515

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Abstract

This study has examined the impact of teaching certain basic concepts of astronomy through a predict-observe-explain strategy, which includes three-dimensional (3D) computer modeling and observations on conceptual changes seen in sixth-grade elementary school children (aged 11–13; number of students: 131). A pre- and postastronomy instruction conceptual survey and interviews were used to evaluate the conceptual changes. In the analysis of the data, the methodology used was the classification of explanations with similar meanings under the same categories. The most significant finding of the study was that instruction supported by observations and 3D computer modeling was significantly effective in bringing about conceptual change and learning.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 05:01
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1028

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