PROMOTING PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS' CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING ABOUT BOILING BY DIALOGIC TEACHING


DEMİRBAĞ M. , KINGIR S.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, vol.16, no.4, pp.459-471, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.459-471

Abstract

In order to reach students who can efficiently use intended scientific understandings, it is important to have science teachers without conceptual difficulties. The aim of present research is to enhance pre-service science teachers' conceptual understanding about boiling by dialogic teaching. The sample consisted of forty-three pre-service science teachers in their first year of teacher education. Dialog-based instructional activities were conducted in a chemistry laboratory course. Audio recordings of classroom discourse and written texts were used for data collection. Pre-service science teachers' conceptions about boiling identified before and after dialogic teaching were analyzed using content analysis. The findings showed that dialogic teaching efficiently supported pre-service science teachers' understanding about boiling.