DIFFERENCES ARISING FROM LANGUAGE IN PERCEIVING SOME TERMS IN PHYSICS EDUCATION


Unsal Y.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, pp.348-358, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-358

Abstract

In several resources especially in textbooks there are two or more alternatives for terms These terms generally come from foreign words and alternative equivalences of these words The aim of the study is to investigate whether this situation causes students problems in perceiving the terms in which alternatives the conceptual perception is based on and in this context Two applications (U1 U2) were made The sample group is included student groups from 2005-2006 academic year spring semester of Gazi University Physics Education Undergraduate Programme Consequently in all term pairs except one the terms expressed through foreign languages gave more effective in low level ability and the Turkish ones gave more effective results in generally high level ability to Bloom s Taxonomy Indicated results in this study and assessments obtained will be very beneficial for teachers and textbook writers Besides may get started for similar studies in other countries