The effects of cognitive conflict management on cognitive development and science achievement

Zainol Badli Budiman, Lilia Halim, Subahan Mohd Meerah, Kamisah Osman

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Abstract

Three teaching methods were compared in this study, namely a Cognitive Conflict Management Module (CCM) that is infused into Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE), (Module A) CASE without CCM (Module B) and a conventional teaching method. This study employed a pre- and post-test quasi-experimental design using non-equivalent control groups. The design involved 130 participants from Form 2 (Grade 7) in a Malaysian secondary school. The cognitive level of all participants was classified as non-formal operational on the pre-test and were allocated to one of the four intact groups: experimental group 1, EP1 experienced Module A, experimental group, and EP2 experienced Module B, while the others were divided between two control groups. The impact of the three teaching methods on the level of cognitive development and science achievement were observed after a 20-week intervention. Data were analysed using multivariate analysis of variance/multivariate analysis of covariance, analysis of covariance and a paired-samples t test. It is hoped that this study can contribute to knowledge in the field of cognitive intervention and cognitive conflict strategy. The findings show that a high dose of cognitive intervention in CASE activities within a short period has an effect on the levels of students’ cognitive development, standard science achievement and constructive cognitive conflict.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1169-1195
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

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Keywords

  • experimental study
  • learning activities
  • reasoning
  • scaffolding
  • science education

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The effects of cognitive conflict management on cognitive development and science achievement. / Budiman, Zainol Badli; Halim, Lilia; Mohd Meerah, Subahan; Osman, Kamisah.

In: International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, Vol. 12, No. 5, 01.10.2014, p. 1169-1195.

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