View : 123 Download: 0

University students' understanding of chemistry processes and the quality of evidence in their written arguments

Title
University students' understanding of chemistry processes and the quality of evidence in their written arguments
Authors
Seung E.Choi A.Pestel B.
Ewha Authors
최애란
SCOPUS Author ID
최애란scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
ISSN
1305-8215JCR Link
Citation
Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 991 - 1008
Keywords
Process-oriented chemistry laboratory curriculumReasoning abilityScience process skillsWritten arguments
Publisher
Eurasian Society of Educational Research
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
We have developed a process-oriented chemistry laboratory curriculum for non-science majors. The purpose of this study is both to explore university students' understanding of chemistry processes and to evaluate the quality of evidence students use to support their claims regarding chemistry processes in a process-oriented chemistry laboratory course. The data were collected from four classes offered during the first two semesters in which the new curriculum was implemented. We analyzed students' written laboratory reports, which included the components of claims, evidence, and reflection, to investigate their understanding of the process skills required in knowledge construction in chemistry. We also evaluated the quality of evidence the students used to support their claims regarding chemistry processes by using five-level criteria which we developed. The findings of this study show that a process-oriented laboratory curriculum contributes to developing university students' understanding of chemistry processes and the ability to link appropriate and sufficient evidence to their claims. The findings of this study also imply that there are specific types of process skills which are unique or more necessary for chemistry research, and these skills can be developed through a process-oriented chemistry laboratory curriculum. © 2016 by iSER, International Society of Educational Research.
DOI
10.12973/eurasia.2016.1248a
Appears in Collections:
사범대학 > 과학교육과 > Journal papers
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE