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ERIC Number: EJ1230178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2077-2327
Comparison of Learners' Problem Solving Approaches and Success in Stoichiometry
Aydin-Günbatar, Sevgi; Kalender, Nesibe
Science Education International, v30 n3 p169-180 Sep 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine how learners' problem-solving approaches and success changed from high school to graduate school. This case study included 15 participants who were purposefully selected regarding their grade levels. To examine the development, we asked three algorithmic questions and three problems, which were different from each other regarding the data given and the context provided by stoichiometry. The data were collected through a think aloud protocols. The participants were also requested to take notes, write equations, and make calculations. Deductive data analysis was conducted. Results showed that the participants were able to solve the algorithmic questions to some extent. However, all participants had some difficulty in solving the problems. Most of the participants did not use supportive approaches to solve the problems. Implications for chemistry teaching provided in light of the results.
International Council of Associations for Science Education. Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Education, Buca, Izmir 35150, Turkey. Tel: +90-532-4267927; Fax: +90-232-4204895; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 11
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Language: English
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