Concept Cartoon Samples Integrated into Problem Based Learning in a Science Course

Authors

  • Sevinç Kaçar
  • Ümmühan Ormancı
  • Erkan Özcan
  • Ali Günay Balım

Keywords:

science courses, problem-based learning, concept cartoons, heat insulation

Abstract

This study aimed to present a module related to the use of concept cartoons integrated into problembased
learning (PBL) method in science lessons. As part of the study, concept cartoons were
developed based on scenarios dealing with daily life situations. A module was designed using these
concept cartoons. The module focused on the topic “heat insulation” under the unit “matter and heat”
in the 6th grade science curriculum and was implemented in 9 different classrooms at 9 different
schools. Semi-structured interview technique was used to learn the students’ (n=27) views about the
module. The students explained that they learned the subject of heat insulation in a meaningful way,
remembered their previous knowledge through the activities, could associate the science topics with
daily life more easily, and that their interest in the lesson increased.

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Published

2020-10-30

How to Cite

Kaçar, S., Ormancı, Ümmühan, Özcan, E., & Balım, A. G. (2020). Concept Cartoon Samples Integrated into Problem Based Learning in a Science Course. Journal of Inquiry Based Activities, 10(2), 127–145. Retrieved from https://ated.info.tr/ojs-3.2.1-3/index.php/ated/article/view/6

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Section

Science Education Research Articles