THE EFFECTS OF MODEL SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE AND INDIVIDUAL LEARNING METHODS ON PROSPECTIVE SCIENCE TEACHERS' UNDERSTANDING OF SOLUTIONS


ÖZDİLEK Z., OKUMUŞ S., DOYMUŞ K.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, vol.17, no.6, pp.945-959, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.33225/jbse/18.17.945
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.945-959

Abstract

This research was conducted to facilitate the conceptual understanding of the solutions that contain abstract concepts and not to understand easily. The aim of this research is to determine the effect of applied methods on the achievement level of prospective science teachers and conceptual understanding level at the particulate nature of matter in solution chemistry. The research was conducted with 58 prospective science teachers and a pre-test/posttest non-equivalent quasi-experimental design was used. Three experimental groups were determined as model supported Reading Writing Application method of cooperative learning (n=20), model supported Students Teams Achievement Divisions method of cooperative learning (n=20), and model supported individual learning method (n=18). The data collected with a Particulate Nature of Matter Test (PNMT) and a Module Test (MT). For analyzing data descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA, and ANCOVA were used. The results showed that there was no significant effect with respect to the achievement level. According to findings from the post test of MT, all groups were more successful in terms of correct understanding of the solutions compared with the pre-tests.