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A Linking Investigation, between School Science Concepts and Daily Life for the Third Students
|Issue Date: ||2014-02-18T02:35:58Z
This action research study focuses on the relationship between science concepts and the daily lives of third grade students. Instructional methods and other factors influencing this relationship provided the specific focus of the investigation. A qualitative research design was considered most appropriate for this investigation. Data sources were students’ questionnaires, interviews, class assignments, reflections by the researcher, and classroom videotaping. Data were analyzed at the end of each class period. The result of the analysis would help researcher modify the teaching method for the next class. Self-validation, peer validation and learner validation were used to enhance the credibility of the study. The results indicated that most of the students thought they could connect science concepts and daily life by themselves. However, the researcher only found a few students who could actually make such connections. Most of students could not connect science concepts to daily life without the researcher’s close guidance. By using of common materials existing in the daily life students’ ability to link school science concepts to daily life could be improved. But, not all science experiments lend themselves to making good connections to daily life. If the researcher used those materials that were familiar to students to explain science concepts, then students’ ability to make connections would be improved. Furthermore, the students’ evaluation of the teacher, parents’ attitudes, and students’ prior knowledge are also important influential factors. Finally, implications for teaching strategy, parents’ attitudes and future research will be discussed.
|Relation: ||科學教育, 11: 180-199|
|Appears in Collections:||[物理學系] 期刊論文|
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