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Implementation of case-based instruction on electrochemistry at the 11th grade level

Published on Jan 1, 2017in Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2.29
· DOI :10.1039/C7RP00062F
Aysegul Tarkin4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Yüzüncü Yıl University),
Esen Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci4
Estimated H-index: 4
(METU: Middle East Technical University)
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This study aims to compare the effectiveness of case-based instruction over traditional instruction in improving 11th grade students' understanding of electrochemistry concepts, attitudes toward chemistry, chemistry self-efficacy beliefs, and motivation to learn chemistry. In total, 113 students (47 males and 66 females) from three high schools participated in this study. Two of the classes from each school were randomly assigned to be either the experimental or control group. The experimental group was instructed by case-based instruction while the control group was taught by traditionally designed instruction. The Electrochemistry Concept Test, Attitude toward Chemistry Scale, High School Chemistry Self-efficacy Scale, and Chemistry Motivation Questionnaire were applied as pre- and post-tests to students in both groups. Moreover, a feedback form was administered to students in the experimental group at the end of the study to get students' opinions about the case-based instruction. One-way Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) revealed that case-based instruction was an effective method to improve students' understanding of electrochemistry concepts, attitude toward chemistry, and intrinsic motivation to learn chemistry. The qualitative data gathered from the feedback forms also supported the results of the inferential statistics. Students reported that chemistry lessons were more interesting and enjoyable via case-based instruction.
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Published on Sep 1, 2016in Studies in Educational Evaluation 1.68
Maximiliane F. Schumm3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Bayreuth),
Franz X. Bogner29
Estimated H-index: 29
(University of Bayreuth)
Abstract Our study analyzed the influence of motivation towards science in relation individual cognitive achievement scores. 232 10th graders of college preparatory school level (‘Gymnasium’) completed a cognitive achievement test three times and a questionnaire quantifying motivation towards science once. A three-lesson module dealt with aspects of the topic renewable energies . The knowledge test was applied one week before (T-0), directly after (T-1) and six weeks after (T-2) participation in...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2.29
Eylem Yalçınkaya5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Tunceli University),
Yezdan Boz12
Estimated H-index: 12
(METU: Middle East Technical University)
The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of case-based instruction on remedying 10th grade students' alternative conceptions related to gas concepts. 128 tenth grade students from two high schools participated in this study. In each school, one of the classes was randomly assigned as the experimental group and the other class, instructed by the same chemistry teacher, was assigned as the control group. The students in the experimental groups were instructed by case-bas...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Chemistry Education Research and Practice 2.29
Lloyd M. Mataka1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Berea College),
Megan Grunert Kowalske2
Estimated H-index: 2
(WMU: Western Michigan University)
A convergent mixed methods research study was used to investigate whether or not undergraduate students who participated in a problem-based learning (PBL) laboratory environment improved their self-efficacy beliefs in chemistry. The Chemistry Attitude and Experience Questionnaire (CAEQ) was used as a pre- and post-test to determine changes in students' self-efficacy beliefs in general chemistry laboratories at a Midwestern University in the USA. Interviews were used to augment the quantitative d...
Published on Oct 1, 2014in Contemporary Educational Psychology 2.48
Geneviève Taylor7
Estimated H-index: 7
(McGill University),
Tomas Jungert13
Estimated H-index: 13
(McGill University)
+ 4 AuthorsRichard Koestner51
Estimated H-index: 51
(McGill University)
Although many studies have examined the relation of academic motivation to school achievement using the Self-Determination Theory perspective, the results have been inconsistent. The present investigation represents the first systematic attempt to use a meta-analysis and controlled, longitudinal studies to examine the relations of specific types of motivation to overall academic achievement. The meta-analysis (Study 1) pointed toward a potentially important role of intrinsic motivation in predic...
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Psychological Bulletin 16.41
Christopher P. Cerasoli7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Jessica M. Nicklin10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UHart: University of Hartford),
Michael T. Ford14
Estimated H-index: 14
(SUNY: State University of New York System)
More than 4 decades of research and 9 meta-analyses have focused on the undermining effect: namely, the debate over whether the provision of extrinsic incentives erodes intrinsic motivation. This review and meta-analysis builds on such previous reviews by focusing on the interrelationship among intrinsic motivation, extrinsic incentives, and performance, with reference to 2 moderators: performance type (quality vs. quantity) and incentive contingency (directly performance-salient vs. indirectly ...
Published on Sep 1, 2013in CBE- Life Sciences Education 2.38
Douglas Allchin17
Estimated H-index: 17
Case-based learning and problem-based learning have demonstrated great promise in reforming science education. Yet an instructor, in newly considering this suite of interrelated pedagogical strategies, faces a number of important instructional choices. Different features and their related values and learning outcomes are profiled here, including: the level of student autonomy; instructional focus on content, skills development, or nature-of-science understanding; the role of history, or known ou...
Published on Mar 7, 2013
Thomas R. Koballa20
Estimated H-index: 20
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Shawn M. Glynn24
Estimated H-index: 24
Published on Jan 1, 2013
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Published on Nov 1, 2012in Research in Science & Technological Education 0.88
Khar Thoe Ng3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Yoon Fah Lay3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UMS: Universiti Malaysia Sabah)
+ 2 AuthorsA. L. Chandrasegaran13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Curtin University)
Background : The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses the quality of the teaching and learning of science and mathematics among Grades 4 and 8 students across participating countries. Purpose : This study explored the relationship between positive affect towards science and mathematics and achievement in science and mathematics among Malaysian and Singaporean Grade 8 students. Sample : In total, 4466 Malaysia students and 4599 Singaporean students from Grade 8 w...
Published on Jan 1, 2012
William Naumes3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Margaret J. Naumes3
Estimated H-index: 3
List of Exhibits * Preface Prologue: The Power of Storytelling 1. What Is a Case and Why Write One? 2. Objectives - Key to the Case 3. Finding a Case Site and Gathering Data 4. Research Cases 5. The Instructor's Manual, Part 1 6. Organizing the Case 7. Testing and Refining the Teaching Case 8. The Instructor's Manual, Part 2 9. Notes, Case Series, and Other Supplements 10. Video and Multimedia Case Studies Appendix I. Case Example - First Draft Appendix II. Instructor's Manual - First Draft Appe...
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Published on Nov 9, 2018in Israel Journal of Chemistry 2.22
Georgios Tsaparlis21
Estimated H-index: 21
(UoI: University of Ioannina)
Frackson Mumba6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UVA: University of Virginia),
Asiana Banda2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Copperbelt University),
Vivien Mweene Chabalengula5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UVA: University of Virginia)
This study in Zambia examined 66 junior high school pre-service science teachers’ familiarity with, conceptual understanding of and levels of interest in learning more about electrochemistry concepts. Data were collected using the Familiarity with Electrochemistry Questionnaire, the Conceptual Understanding of Electrochemistry Test and the Interest in Electrochemistry Questionnaire. Statistical tests were used to analyse data. Pre-service teachers reported high levels of familiarity with the ele...
Games in the chemistry classroom can offer engaging and fun alternative method of learning. However, only a few games in chemistry, especially in electrochemistry subject are available commercially. In this research, we developed board and card games for studying electrochemistry. We surveyed chemistry teacher and students from 10 different senior high schools in Pontianak to decide content and characteristic of the game. We have designed the game that can be played by four students or four grou...