ELEMENTARY STUDENTS' ALTERNATIVE CONCEPTIONS ABOUT EARTH SYSTEMS PHENOMENA IN TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OP CHINA

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608098
Title:
ELEMENTARY STUDENTS' ALTERNATIVE CONCEPTIONS ABOUT EARTH SYSTEMS PHENOMENA IN TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OP CHINA
Authors:
Broadstock, Maan Jiang
Abstract:
The purposes of this research are (1) to identify children's ideas about Earth systems, (2) to investigate the origins of children's beliefs about selected natural phenomena, and (3) to describe the characteristics of children's explanations. The research topics in this study have been selected from astronomy (day and night, the phases of the Moon, and seasons), meteorology (rain and wind), and geology (mountains and rivers). These topics are all taught in the elementary science curriculum in Taiwan. The results of this study will help science teachers develop effective teaching strategies by taking into account the characteristics of students' concept learning. These results also will provide information for curriculum designers to use in establishing meaningful instructional processes and developing understandable teaching materials. Furthermore, the results of this study will allow students to find out how their experiences affect their science learning in order to change their alternative conceptions. The focus of this study is an exploration of the conceptions about the Earth systems held by elementary students in Taiwan. This is the second study in Taiwan to probe children's ideas about earth science. The first study investigated elementary children's misconceptions about the Moon (Dai & Capie, 1990). This study is meant to provide additional baseline information on earth science conceptions children hold before and after formal science instruction.
Affiliation:
The Ohio State University
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608098
Submitted date:
2016-02-24
Document Source:
Dissertation/Thesis
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Qualitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
Elementary Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
Sun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar Phases)
Nation:
Taiwan
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBroadstock, Maan Jiangen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:02:06Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:02:06Zen
dc.date.issued1992en
dc.date.submitted2016-02-24en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608098en
dc.description.abstractThe purposes of this research are (1) to identify children's ideas about Earth systems, (2) to investigate the origins of children's beliefs about selected natural phenomena, and (3) to describe the characteristics of children's explanations. The research topics in this study have been selected from astronomy (day and night, the phases of the Moon, and seasons), meteorology (rain and wind), and geology (mountains and rivers). These topics are all taught in the elementary science curriculum in Taiwan. The results of this study will help science teachers develop effective teaching strategies by taking into account the characteristics of students' concept learning. These results also will provide information for curriculum designers to use in establishing meaningful instructional processes and developing understandable teaching materials. Furthermore, the results of this study will allow students to find out how their experiences affect their science learning in order to change their alternative conceptions. The focus of this study is an exploration of the conceptions about the Earth systems held by elementary students in Taiwan. This is the second study in Taiwan to probe children's ideas about earth science. The first study investigated elementary children's misconceptions about the Moon (Dai & Capie, 1990). This study is meant to provide additional baseline information on earth science conceptions children hold before and after formal science instruction.en
dc.description.provenanceMade available in DSpace on 2016-05-04T09:02:06Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 8eb5acb9-3020-4523-b010-7f8b30d66af2.pdf: 9502644 bytes, checksum: adc035b9e87b5827771c945f6b00f520 (MD5) Previous issue date: 1992en
dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleELEMENTARY STUDENTS' ALTERNATIVE CONCEPTIONS ABOUT EARTH SYSTEMS PHENOMENA IN TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OP CHINAen
dc.typeDissertation/Thesisen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Ohio State Universityen
dc.type.resourceEmpirical Researchen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentFormalen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentSun-Earth-Moon (includes Seasons and Lunar Phases)en
dc.istar.nationTaiwanen
dc.istar.empiricalmethodologyQualitativeen
dc.istar.subjectElementary Studentsen
All Items in International Studies of Astronomy Education Research Database are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.