Day/night cycle and alteration of seasons: Greek primary school children’s conceptions.

Fotou, Nikolaos (2016) Day/night cycle and alteration of seasons: Greek primary school children’s conceptions. Masters thesis, University of Leeds.

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Day/night cycle and alteration of seasons: Greek primary school children’s conceptions

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Abstract

Students, based upon their daily experiences, develop their own models and understandings about
season cycle and day/night alteration. The latter arise from their physical senses, cultural background, discussions with their parents, peers interaction, language experiences, information from media and formal
teaching. This study examined the ideas children hold about day/night and season cycles as
well as the extent to which these two phenomena are understood, or not, in the last two stages of primary education. The study also examined the differences between fifth and sixth grade students’ conceptualisation of the concepts involved in those two phenomena and the phenomena themselves.

Keywords:Elementary Astronomy, Students Ideas in Science, Seasons, Day and night, Misconceptions
Subjects:X Education > X900 Others in Education
X Education > X320 Academic studies in Primary Education
X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions:College of Science
ID Code:33245
Deposited On:17 Nov 2018 20:43

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