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Order of instruction effects - do they make a difference when teaching senior chemistry with computer based visualizations?

Mukherjee, Michelle, Fogarty, Ian, & Geelan, David (2011) Order of instruction effects - do they make a difference when teaching senior chemistry with computer based visualizations? In Bastiaens, Theo & Ebner, Martin (Eds.) Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 3123-3129.

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Abstract

This study investigated whether conceptual development is greater if students learning senior chemistry hear teacher explanations and other traditional teaching approaches first then see computer based visualizations or vice versa. Five Canadian chemistry classes, taught by three different teachers, studied the topics of Le Chatelier’s Principle and dynamic chemical equilibria using scientific visualizations with the explanation and visualizations in different orders. Conceptual development was measured using a 12 item test based on the Chemistry Concepts Inventory. Data was obtained about the students’ abilities, learning styles (auditory, visual or kinesthetic) and sex, and the relationships between these factors and conceptual development due to the teaching sequences were investigated. It was found that teaching sequence is not important in terms of students’ conceptual learning gains, across the whole cohort or for any of the three subgroups.

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ID Code: 46091
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: This paper is freely available online - see "Official URL" above.
Keywords: visualization, conceptual development
ISBN: 1-880094-8904
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2011 10:49
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 19:38

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