Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10329
Title: Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Models of Kinetic Theory: An Examination of Three Different Cultural Groups
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil (author)orcid ; Coll, Richard K (author)
Publication Date: 2002
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10329
Abstract: In this paper we describe research involving an investigation into Australian and Fiji pre-service primary teachers- mental models for Kinetic Theory. The study revealed that the teachers held a variety of mental models, some that were in agreement with the scientific models, and some that were incomplete, while a number appeared to hold no clear mental model. A constructivist-based pedagogy that was used to develop the Fiji teachers' understanding of Kinetic Theory appears to have been effective in model development. Participants reported that the most beneficial of techniques employed instruction based on the use of physical and analogical models.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Chemistry Education: Research and Practice in Europe, 3(3), p. 293-315
Publisher: University of Ioannina
Place of Publication: Greece
ISSN: 1109-4028
Field of Research (FOR): 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.uoi.gr/cerp/2002_October/03.html
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