CONCEPT MAPPING IN CHEMISTRY LESSONS: TOOLS FOR INCULCATING THINKING SKILLS IN CHEMISTRY LEARNING

TitleCONCEPT MAPPING IN CHEMISTRY LESSONS: TOOLS FOR INCULCATING THINKING SKILLS IN CHEMISTRY LEARNING
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsOsman, K, Wahidin,, Meerah, SM
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume12
Issue5
Start Page666-681
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedOctober/2013
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1075985
Keywordschemistry learning, concept mapping, scientific thinking skills, vee diagram
Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the combination effect of concept mapping and vee diagrams as thinking tools in Chemistry among some 360 secondary students in Indonesia. This study employed a quasi-experimental approach whereby students were segregated into three intervention groups: concept mapping, vee diagram and thinking skills embedded throughout the lesson (E1), concept mapping (E2) and a conventional approach (E3). Students were also characterized in terms of their ability: High (H), Moderate (M) and Low (L). Students’ thinking skills were measured using a modified version of the Test of Integrated Process Skills (TIPS), which has beed systematically justified in terms of reliability and validity. Analysis of findings reveal that the EI approach is the most effective technique in inculcating students’ thinking skills. A series of follow-up analyses also demonstrate that the E1 approach is best suited for the high ability (H) students as compared to their moderate (M) and low (L) ability counterparts.

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