The effect of conceptual change texts on eliminating the misconceptions of K5 students' alternative views about the birds

Keles P. U., ÇEPNİ S., Aydin S., Hasiloglu M. A.

World Conference on Educational Technology Researches (WCETR), Nicosia, CYPRUS, 5 - 09 July 2011, vol.28 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 28
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.11.192
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Keywords: Misconceptions, conceptual change texts, science education, primary education, CHILDRENS CONCEPTS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The purpose of the study is to examine effect of conceptual change texts used by the 5th grade students in science and technology courses on eliminating misconception about class of vertebrate birds.. Data for the study of which its sample was composed of 26 students from the 5th grade were compiled from a two tier test question and semi-structured interviews conducted with 9 students. It has been experienced that the rate of %69,21wrong explanation obtained from the pre-test was decreased to rate of %26,91 at the last test.