This study is designed to investigate future teachers’ misconceptions
in heat and temperature concepts. The objectives of the study were to
find out (i) misconceptions of future teachers in concepts of heat and temperature, (ii) to
develop a counteractive teacher-training program for
certain misconceptions and (iii) to establish the
efficiency of treatment. The study sample was 96
prospective science teachers. Convenient sampling
method was used in the study. Data from 96 respondents
were collected in phase one of the study. Experimental
treatment (lesson) based on the 5Es learning model was
prepared in the second phase of the study and
implemented in the third phase of research. A two tiers
test, consisting of 12 items was used to collect data.
Each tier was based on choices. The data were analyzed
using ANOVA and t-test. The study explored the
misconceptions of prospective teachers’ about heat and
temperature concepts and established the importance
of experimental treatment.
1-Saria Rasul Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education, University of Management Technology Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Abid Shahzad Assistant Professor,Department of Education, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Zafar Iqbal Adjunct Professor, Director Graduate Studies UMT Lahore,Punjab, Pakistan.
Science Education, Prospective Science Teacher, Misconceptions, Constructivism, Conceptual Change, Heat and Temperature Concepts