The impact of inquiry-based instruction with inquiry map on conceptions of learning science to learning science

Chia Jung Chang, Cai Ting Wen, Li Wen Tseng, Ming Hua Chang, Chen Chung Liu, Shih Hsun Fan Chiang, Fu Kwun Hwang

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Abstract

Traditional instruction of science knowledge may lead to low motivation in science learning. Science inquiry may improve students' science concept knowledge and insights about science. However, the teaching of science inquiry is a complex process which involves multiple inquiry steps. Therefore, this study designed an inquiry map system for supporting inquiry-based instruction, and investigates the impact of the use of inquiry map system in teaching on students' conceptions of learning science. Participants were 49 junior eighth-grade students from two classes randomly one of which was assigned as experimental group (N=25) teaching with inquiry map, while the other one as control group (N=24) lectured in traditional instruction. Data collection including the questionnaires and learning test were analyzed with ANCOVA. The results showed that the use of the inquiry map system in teaching reduced students' conception of ‘memorizing', and' calculating and practicing', and enhanced the extent of ‘seeing in a new way', ‘deep motivation', and ‘deep strategy' in learning sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2018 - 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, Workshop Proceedings
EditorsLung-Hsiang Wong, Michelle Banawan, Niwat Srisawasdi, Jie Chi Yang, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Maiga Chang, Ying-Tien Wu
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages299-303
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721424
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 24
Event26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018 - Metro Manila, Philippines
Duration: 2018 Nov 262018 Nov 30

Publication series

NameICCE 2018 - 26th International Conference on Computers in Education, Workshop Proceedings

Other

Other26th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2018
CountryPhilippines
CityMetro Manila
Period18/11/2618/11/30

Keywords

  • Approaches to learning science
  • Computer simulations
  • Conceptions of learning science
  • Inquiry-based instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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