LEARNING ELECTRIC CIRCUITS: THE CONTENT OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ WRITTEN ARGUMENTS

Constantinia Balia, Michael Skoumios

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This study aimed to investigate the impact of a teaching intervention for electric circuits on the content of elementary school students’ written arguments. Educational material was constructed based on the constructivist approach to learning with the use of science and engineering practices and was implemented with 34 students aged 11 years. A questionnaire that was provided to students before and after the teaching intervention (pre-test, post-test) was used to collect the data. Data analysis was carried out by classifying the sufficiency of the components of the arguments into levels. The analysis of written answers (arguments) was performed with a framework for assessing the content of arguments (appropriateness of their components: claim, evidence, and reasoning). The data analysis showed that the students significantly improved the content of their arguments.

 

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content of written arguments, science and engineering practices, learning electric circuits, elementary school

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