The effects of conceptual approach and combined reading study strategy on students’ achievement and attitudes towards physics

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2007
Taşlıdere, Erdal
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of Conceptual Approach and Combined Reading Study Strategy on 9th grade private high school students’ achievement and attitudes towards optics at Çankaya district of Ankara. For Conceptual Approach, Conceptually Based Instruction was developed. Combined Reading Study Strategy is the integration of reading strategies of the KWL and SQ3R. For the study, two measuring tools; Physics Achievement Test, Physics Attitude Scale and various Teaching/Leaning Materials were developed. The study was conducted with 124 ninth grade private high school students in Çankaya district in the spring semester 2006-2007. The study was conducted with three teachers with their 6 classes. For the study factorial design was used to investigate the partial and combined effects of Conceptual Approach and Combined Reading Study Strategy. Physics Attitude Scale and Physics Achievement Tests were administered as pre-test. Two classes instructed by conceptual approach with combined reading study strategy, two classes instructed by conceptual approach without combined reading study strategy and the left two classes were instructed by traditional instruction with combined reading study strategy. After two months treatments, Physics Attitude Scale and Physics Achievement Test were administered as post-test. The data obtained from the administration of post-tests were analyzed by statistical techniques of Multivariate Analyses of Covariance (MANCOVA). According to the results of this study the conceptual approach and combined reading strategy methods have greater affect on the students’ achievement compared to other conceptual approach without combined reading study strategy and traditional instruction with combined reading study strategy.

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E. Taşlıdere, “The effects of conceptual approach and combined reading study strategy on students’ achievement and attitudes towards physics,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2007.