Understanding Electrochemistry Concepts Using the Predict-Observe-Explain Strategy
Sevilay Karamustafaoğlu 1 * , Rachel Mamlok-Naaman 2
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1 Amasya University
2 Weizman
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Abstract

Background:
The current study deals with freshman students who study at the Department of Science at the Faculty of Education. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of teaching electrochemistry concepts using Predict-Observe-Explain (POE) strategy.

Materials and methods:
The study was quasi-experimental design using 20 students each in the experimental group (EG) and control group (CG). An Open-Ended Test (OET) and Multiple Choice Test (MCT) were used as pre- and post-test respectively. The POE was used to treat the experimental group, post test scores showed a statistically significant difference in performance by the EG, which had less misconception.

Results:
The results of this study suggest that using The POE strategy is conceptual understanding.

Conclusions:
Analyses of the scores of the two groups in pre-tests and post-tests were compared. In post-tests, a statistically significant difference was found between groups in favor of the experimental group. It was also found that the students from the experimental group were more successful than the control group students,

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2015.1364a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2015 - Volume 11 Issue 5, pp. 923-936

Publication date: 25 Aug 2015

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