THE EFFECTS OF TUTORIAL AND EDUTAINMENT SOFTWARE PROGRAMS ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS, MISCONCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS BIOLOGY ON THE CELL DIVISION ISSUE

TitleTHE EFFECTS OF TUTORIAL AND EDUTAINMENT SOFTWARE PROGRAMS ON STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS, MISCONCEPTIONS AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS BIOLOGY ON THE CELL DIVISION ISSUE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsYeşilyurt, S, Kara, Y
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume6
Issue2
Start Page5-15
Date PublishedAugust/2007
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 521559
Keywordscomputer assisted instruction, evaluation of educational technology, instructional software, secondary education
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of tutorial and edutainment design of instructional software programs related to the ‘‘cell division’’ topic on student achievements, misconceptions and attitudes. An experimental research design including the cell division achievement test (CAT), the cell division concept test (CCT) and biology attitude scale (BAS) was applied at the beginning and at the end of the research. After the treatment, general achievement in CAT increased in favor of experimental groups. Instructional software programs also had the positive effect to the awareness of students’ understandings to the general functions of mitosis and meiosis. However, the current study revealed that there were still some misconceptions in the experimental groups even after the treatment. It was also noticed that using instructional software programs significantly changed students’ attitudes towards biology.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed