Investigation of the Effect of Concept Cartoons Used Together with Think Pair Share Technique on Academic Achievements of Students and their Attitude Towards Science Courses

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Gölgeli D., Saraçoğlu M.

Erciyes Journal of Education, vol.3, no.1, pp.68-86, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Erciyes Journal of Education
  • Journal Indexes: Index Copernicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-86
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


This study was done to search the effect of concept cartoons used together with Think-Pair-Share Technique on students’ success and their attitude towards science courses with constructivist science teaching of 6th graders Science Teaching course in the Unit “Electricity in Our Life”. The data of the study was gathered from 36 students in 6th grade from two different schools in Boğazlıyan District of Yozgat Province in the spring semester of 2010-2011 academic year. Electricity in our Life Achievement Test and Science and Technology Attitude Scale were used to collect data. The research was conducted according to the quasi experimental design. In the study, concept cartoons with think-pair-share technique were given to the experimental group and in the control group, the activities mentioned in the science curriculum were carried out. As data collection tools, the achievement test of unit “Electricity in our Life” and Science and Technology Attitude Scale were used. The Cronbach-Alpha internal consistency coefficient of the achievement test was found to be 0.60 and The Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient of the attitude test was found to be 0.81. For analysis of data, Mann Whitney U test was used for unrelated measurements and Wilcoxon signed rank test was used for associated measurements. According to the results of the analysis; it was observed that the use of cartoon technique in science teaching made a meaningful difference in academic achievement of students, but it didn’t make a meaningful difference in their attitudes.