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Difference between the Types of Visual Materials Preferred by Students and Those Presented in the Science Textbooks

  • Kwak, Ock Keum (Dept. of Chemistry Education, Gyeongsang National Univ) ;
  • Han, Ok Hee (Dept. of Chemistry Education, Gyeongsang National Univ) ;
  • Park, Jong Keun (Dept. of Chemistry Education, Gyeongsang National Univ)
  • Received : 2020.05.22
  • Accepted : 2020.06.03
  • Published : 2020.06.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine whether the visual materials presented in the science textbooks coincide with those visual materials that are preferred the most by students. After analyzing the visual materials presented in the unit "Molecular Motion and Change of State" of science textbooks for the first grade of middle school, questionnaires by teaching-learning process are made. Thereafter, students are requested to select those types of visual materials that were preferred by them by process and describe their reasons for the selection. According to the results of the survey of students' perception, students at the high science achievement level prefer those visual materials that were presented conceptually and implicatively, while students at the low science achievement level prefer concrete and detailed visual materials. Except for the learning motivation process, the proportion of non-preferred visual materials is higher in the remaining processes and those visual materials that were presented in the science textbooks are much different from those visual materials that were preferred by students.

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