Students' Misconceptions About The Subjects in The Unit "The Systems in Our Body"

Aydin G., BALIM A. G.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2258-2263 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.397
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2258-2263
  • Keywords: Sytems in our body, misconceptions
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This research was carried out with 62 students in three 6th grade classes at a primary school in Izmir. Two of the three classes were chosen as the experimental groups. The first experimental group was taught with technologically-supported mind-mapping technique. The second experimental group was taught with technologically-supported concept-mapping and the control group was taught with the activities based on the Science and Technology Curriculum. After the experimental implementation, students were given a conceptual comprehension test to find out their misconceptions regarding the unit "Systems in Our Body". The qualitative analysis of the students' answers was made and their misconceptions about the subjects were determined. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved