The Use of Web 2.0 Applications in Chemistry Teaching: Acids, Bases and Salts Unit

Volume 8 Issue 2 (March 2023)
Ebru Şeker Ayşe Yalçın-Çelik
Pages: 244-256 Download Count : 446 View Count: 573 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1231713 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


By engaging the focus of today's students, who are immersed in technology from birth, the employment of Web 2.0 tools in the educational process enriches learning environments. Because of this, the purpose of this study is to ascertain the impact of course materials created using Web 2.0 applications on the academic achievement and attitudes of 10th-grade chemistry students in the unit on "Acids, Bases, and Salts." One of the quantitative research techniques used in this study is a quasi-experimental design with a pre-and post-test control group. For this reason, students in the experimental group who used course materials developed by Web 2.0 applications and the control group who used the traditional teaching methods had their academic achievement scores and attitudes in the chemistry course compared. 48 students in the 10th grade of a public high school in a district of one of Turkey's most populous provinces participated in the study. The application procedure lasted 9 weeks. The academic achievement test post-test scores of the experimental and control groups showed a statistically significant difference in favor of the experimental group, according to the analysis's findings, whereas there was no statistically significant difference between the chemistry attitude scores. These findings revealed that students' achievement in chemistry was raised by activities created using Web 2.0 tools.

Keywords

  • Web 2.0 applications
  • chemistry achievement
  • attitude towards chemistry
  • acids and bases
  • high school students
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