The effect of the circular house model on understanding the scientific concepts among the students of the basic stage at Hurama School for Girls in Irbid Governorate – Jordan
The study aimed at investigating the effect of roundhouse mode onl the understanding of scientific concepts among the basic stage students in light of their scientific interests. The study used quasi experimental research approach involving purposeful sample consisted of (51) students from Harema secondery school for girls /Irbed directorate from grade nine, and was randomly distributed into two groups that were taught the subject of the human body; an experimental group was taught using the roundhouse model, and a control group was taught using the regular method. The study tools included the test on understanding of scientific concepts and the scientific interests’ measurement. Two-Way (ANCOVA) (2×2), and Scheffe’ Test for Post Hoc Comparisons were used to answer the study’s questions. The results showed that there were statistical differences (α=0.05) at the students’ performance in test of understanding scientific concepts. The average performance of the control group was (20.82) against (27.22) for the experimental group, with an average difference of (6.4) for the experimental group, these differences are attributed to using the roundhouse model in teaching. The study showed that there were no statistical differences at the students’ performance in the test of understanding scientific concepts attributed to the scientific interests. The statistical differences at the students’ performance in the test of understanding scientific concepts are attributed to the interaction between the teaching method and the scientific interests. The study recommends using roundhouse model in teaching science and including it in the pre- service training programs as well as making more researches on the roundhouse model in terms of other variables and subjects.
Keywords: Roundhouse Model, Understanding of Scienctific Concepts, Basic Stage, Scientific Interests.
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وحدة التنسيق التنموي || وزارة التربية والتعليم || عمان || الأردن