An alternative technique to use in science education: Aim-gapped experimentation

GÜVEN İ. , Gurdal A.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Türkiye, 4 - 08 Şubat 2010, cilt.2, ss.2962-2967 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 2
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.448
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2962-2967


This study was conducted to propose a new experiment technique, which keeps the curiosity alive in students, contributes to meaningful learning instead of just verifying a scientific truth and can be done in a short time. The new proposed experiment technique that is "aim-gapped experimentation" is built on ideas derived from information-gap theory (Lowenstein, 1994; cited in Dijk & Zeelenberg, 2007). The effect of the aim-gapped experimentation to the student achievement at the 7(th) grade "Light Unit" is tested. At the end of the research, teaching with aim-gapped experimentation was found to be a technique having a positive effect on student achievement. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.