The Impact Of An Educational Program Based On Advanced Organizer In Alternative Concepts In Science In The Ninth Grade Students In Tulkarem Governorate
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The Impact Of An Educational Program Based On Advanced Organizer In Alternative Concepts  In Science In The  Ninth Grade Students In Tulkarem Governorate

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Dr. Mahmoud Ramadan

Dr. Mahmoud El-Shamaly

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of an educational program based on advanced organizers in alternative concepts in science among the ninth grade students in the public schools affiliated to the Directorate of Education in Tulkarem for the first academic year 2016/2017, by answering the following two main questions:

  • What are the alternative concepts of the ninth grade students in general sciences and their prevalence?
  • What is the impact of employing the strategy of advanced organizers in alternative concepts in science among the ninth grade students in Tulkarem governorate?

In order to answer the study questions, the experimental method was used in its semi-experimental form. The study was applied to a sample of ninth grade students, consisting of 104 students, who were enrolled in four divisions of two schools, a male school and a girls' school. (52) students with (23) students and (29) students studied the chemical reactions unit using the advanced organizer, the control group (52) students (24) students and (28) students studied the same unit in the usual method.

To achieve the objectives of the study and data collection, the following tools were developed: analyzing the content of the chemical reactions unit from the scientific concepts, the teacher and student guide in the chemical reactions unit prepared according to the strategy of the advanced organizers, testing the alternative scientific concepts. The validity and reliability of the tools were verified before applying them to the study sample. Data were then analyzed to reach the results using SPSS. The results of the study showed the following:

  • The acquisition of students of the ninth grade basic scientific concepts alternative in the unit of chemical reactions.
  • There is a statistically significant difference at the level of (α = 0.05) in the average performance of the experimental and control group in the test of the post-alternative concepts due to the teaching method, and in favor of the experimental group student's using the advanced organizers compared to the usual method.
  • There was no statistically significant difference at the level of significance (α = 0.05) in the average performance of experimental and control group students in the testing of post-alternative concepts due to the gender variable (males and females).
  • There was no statistically significant difference at the level of significance (α = 0.05) in the average performance of the experimental and control group students in the test of the post-alternative concepts due to the interaction between teaching method and gender.

Based on the results of the study, a number of recommendations and proposals were included, including: Giving great attention to the diagnosis of alternative scientific concepts for students before starting teaching and modifying them, because they have an impact on future students' learning. And the holding of training courses and workshops for teachers on the building of the advanced organizer and how to employ them in learning, because of their role in providing students with the right scientific concepts and the development of critical thinking skills.

Journal
Title
مجلة جامعة فلسطين للدراسات والأبحاث
Publisher
جامعة فلسطن
Publisher Country
Palestine
Publication Type
Both (Printed and Online)
Volume
10
Year
2020
Pages
25