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ERIC Number: EJ854258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Teaching Linkage and Problem Translating Skills in Chemistry
Lee, Kam Wah Lucille; Yap, Kueh Chin; Goh, Ngoh Khang; Chia, Lian-Sai; Tang, Woh Un
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v27 n1 p1-32 2004
This study examines the effects of teaching Linkage and Problem Translating Skills on students' problem-solving performance and their learning of the five cognitive variables namely, Concept Relatedness, Idea Association, Problem Translating Skill, Non-Specific but Relevant Knowledge and Specific Knowledge. Seventy three Grade 9 (Secondary 3) chemistry students in Singapore were involved in this study. The topic for the study was Mole Concept in chemistry. A quasi-experimental design with pre- and post-test measurements was employed. The explicit teaching of Linkage and Problem Translating Skills (treatment), as a teaching problem-solving strategy, and a traditional teaching method (control), were respectively conducted. The results of the study showed that the teaching of the linkage and problem translating skills had improved the students' problem-solving performance and chemistry knowledge. (Contains 1 figure and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore