The Effect Of Using Simple Equipment On The Acquisition Of Plan Map Concepts in the Vocational Schools
Eskandar Fathi-Azar 1 *
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1 Educational Technology Department, University of Tabriz, Iran* Corresponding Author


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of using simple equipment on teaching plan map concepts as a main topic in a surveying course of vocational education. Six groups of students, enrolled in the surveying course, were randomly selected and pre-tested to examine their experience on plan map concepts. Three groups received traditional methods of teaching and used theodolite in plan map-making, while the other three used simple equipment as an extra fieldwork activity. At the end of the semester, all participants were post-tested. A significant difference was found between experimental and control groups on post-test scores. Also, there was a significant difference between the two groups with respect to students’ high-level understanding of plan map concepts. The use of the simple equipment was strongly recommended in science and vocational schools to overcome some main problems.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2006, 102-111

Publication date: 23 Dec 2006

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