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Comparing Slovenian year 8 and year 9 elementary school pupils’ knowledge of electrolyte chemistry and their intrinsic motivation

Iztok Devetak and Erna Drofenik Lorber and Mojca Juriševič and Saša Glažar (2009) Comparing Slovenian year 8 and year 9 elementary school pupils’ knowledge of electrolyte chemistry and their intrinsic motivation. Chemistry Education Research and Practice , 10 (4). pp. 281-290. ISSN 1756-1108

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    Abstract

    This study explored the differences between eight-year elementary school pupils (before the curriculum reform) and nine-year elementary school pupils (soon after the curriculum reform) in Slovenia, as regards specific chemistry knowledge and motivation to learn chemistry. Altogether, 191 elementary school pupils participated in the study. The results show that pupils of nine-year elementary school are not significantly better at chemistry knowledge test scores than eight-year elementary school pupils. Similar results were obtained when comparing intrinsic motivation. The results also show that those students who exhibit a higher level of intrinsic motivation to learn chemistry do not perform better at the test as a whole, but the correlation is low, although statistically significant, between motivation and pupils’ performance at solving selected problems presented in this paper. Results show that students develop different misconceptions of selected chemical concepts. Based on the results of this study, some guidelines for teachers are suggested.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: chemistry, knowledge level, motivation
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    http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2009/RP/b920833jPublisher
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics > Chair of Biology and Chemistry
    Department of Education Studies > Chair of Psychology
    Item ID: 1016
    Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 07:43
    Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 07:43
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1016

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