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Volume 11 Issue 2 (December 2017)

The Effect of Different Teaching Methods on Understanding of Acids and Bases

Oylum ÇAVDAR , Seda OKUMUŞ, Mustafa ALYAR, Kemal DOYMUŞ


The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of cooperative learning and models on understanding of acids and bases topic in micro level. It was used quasi-experimental design with pre-posttest. The sample was comprised of 63 prospective teachers from science teacher education program at 1st grade. The first experiment group is Cooperative Learning Group-CLG) (N=18) in which student team achievement division technique (STAD) was used; the second experiment group is Cooperative Model Group- CMG) (N=21) in which STAD and models were used. In the Control Group- CG) (N=24) traditional laboratory method was used. For collecting data, it was used Acid-Base Particulate Test (ABPT) which is a multiple choices drawing test consisting of 13 questions. It was used descriptive statistics and one-way ANOVA for analyzing. According to ANOVA results, there was a significant difference among groups in the post-test (p<0.05). Also, it was determined that prospective teachers have some misconceptions related to the acids and bases topic.

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