An examination of types and usefulness of analogies generated by upper primary school students - A case study

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dc.contributor.author Maharaj-Sharma, Rawatee
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-17T15:55:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-17T15:55:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12
dc.identifier.citation Maharaj-Sharma, R. (2011). An examination of types and usefulness of analogies generated by upper primary school students - A case study. Journal of the Science Teachers Association of Nigera, 46(2), 8-20 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0795-7270
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12711
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the nature, type, and usefulness of analogies generated by upper primary school students. It looks at the range of analogies upper primary school students generate and how they use them to develop conceptual understandings. Fifty-five Standard 4 students were asked to generate analogies during a science unit of work and to complete a Perceptions Questionnaire about the instructional utility of the analogies they generated. A number of different analogies were generated by the students and while many students indicated that analogies represented a fun and interesting way to learn science concepts, some of the students preferred the use of summaries and worked examples, and suggested that these were more effective in helping them to develop scientific conceptual understandings en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Science Teachers Association of Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Primary school science en_US
dc.subject Primary school students en_US
dc.subject Science education en_US
dc.subject Analogies en_US
dc.subject Teaching techniques en_US
dc.subject Learning processes en_US
dc.subject Case studies en_US
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.title An examination of types and usefulness of analogies generated by upper primary school students - A case study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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