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Hrin, Tamara; Milenkovic, Dušica; Segedinac, Mirjana – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The importance of well elaborated cognitive structures in a science knowledge domain has been noted in many studies. Therefore, the main aim of this particular study was to employ a new diagrammatic assessment approach, students' generated systemic synthesis questions (SSynQs), to evaluate and compare the quality of high school students' and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Preservice Teachers, Cognitive Structures
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Milanovic, Vesna D.; Trivic, Dragica D. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
The aim of this research was to explore the effects of two approaches, designated as the historical and the contemporary one, on the level of students' understanding of the properties and the practical use of gases. Our research hypothesis was that the historical context of the discovery of gases and the study of their properties would deepen…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Chemistry
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Matijaševic, Igor; Korolija, Jasminka N.; Mandic, Ljuba M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
This paper describes the results achieved by high school seniors on an item which involves translation of the equation P = kT into a corresponding pictorial external representation. The majority of students (the classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013) did not give the correct answer to the multiple choice part of the translation item. They chose pictorial…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Multiple Choice Tests, Interviews, Misconceptions
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Putica, Katarina; Trivic, Dragica D. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
This paper presents a pedagogical experiment with parallel groups through which the effectiveness of the cognitive apprenticeship model of dealing with the teaching topic "Carboxylic acids and their derivatives" was compared with the traditional approach to the elaboration of this topic. This experiment featured the participation of 241…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness