Title

Use of guided inquiry with interactive simulations to enhance students conceptual understanding and attitude towards learning forces, motion and mechanical energy

Date of Publication

2017

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Teaching Major in Physics

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Science Education

Thesis Adviser

Lydia S. Roleda

Defense Panel Chair

Voltaire M. Mistades

Defense Panel Member

Maricar S. Prudente
Ivan B. Culaba
Voltaire M. Mistades

Abstract/Summary

Teaching science requires use of models and experiments. However, not all schools in the Philippines have enough laboratory rooms and equipment to accommodate large classes. Using computers in teaching is one method that teachers use to provide mental models to students. This study is an action research aimed to determine if the use of guided inquiry with interactive simulation will enhance students conceptual understanding and attitude towards learning forces, motion and mechanical energy. A PDSA cycle was used to identify its effectiveness. It was conducted in a secondary high school in Quezon City for duration of four weeks. Two uppermost section from Grade 9 level were used as respondents in the study. The students attitude and instructional conceptions before and after the demonstration were gathered using the CLASS and Division-made concept test, respectively. Results of this study showed that there is a significant improvement on students conceptual understanding and attitude towards learning forces, motion and mechanical energy. This findings revealed that the use of guided inquiry with interactive simulation is an effective strategy in teaching physics.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Electronic

Accession Number

CDTG007812

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

1 computer disc ; 4 3/4 in.

Keywords

Physics--Study and teaching--(Secondary)--Philippines; Science--Study and teaching--(Secondary)--Philippines

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