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Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Jackson, Carole; Soyibo, Kola
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Educational Studies
Article Title
Effects of instruction on performance in chemical energetics: A study of selected 'A' level students in Kingston, Jamaica
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Journal Title
Caribbean Journal of Education
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Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
24
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
186- 199
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ISSN
0376- 7701
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Abstract
This study investigated whether or not selected Jamaican 'A' level students' understanding of chemical energetics composed of higher-order cognitive skills and lower-order cognitive skills. Items would be significantly better statistically if they were taught using an eclectic approach than those of their counterparts taught with the lecture amd teacher demonstration methods. The sample comprised 132 grades 12 and 13 chemistry students consisting of 30 males and 102 females from five ramdomly selected schools in Kingston, Jamaica (4 high schools and 1 community college). Data were collected with a chemical energetics test. Results indicated that the eclectic approach used statistically significantly improved the experimental students' post-test performance in the CET on the whole, and on the HOCS and LOCS items, in relation to that of the comparison students.....
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