Grade 12 Learners’ Understanding of Chemical Reactions

Authors

  • Israel Kibirige
  • Mashupye Alfred Masemola

Abstract

The purpose of the research was to investigate grade 12 learners’ understanding of chemical reactions in order to improve teaching and learning. A sample of 40 grade12 learners was selected from a school in Lobethal circuit. A 5-point Likert questionnaire with 20-items was used to collect data. The study revealed that the respondents had different perspectives about chemical reactions. Some respondents had difficulties in understanding bonds breaking during chemical reactions, whilst others perceived bond formation as the exchange of electrons between atoms. The findings from this study may be useful to the learners in understanding chemical reactions better and to the teachers as well as policy makers to create environment for learning. The study recommends strategies to use in order to overcome such learning difficulties in understanding chemical reactions.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n8p290

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published

2014-05-01

How to Cite

Kibirige, I., & Masemola, M. A. (2014). Grade 12 Learners’ Understanding of Chemical Reactions. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(8), 290. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/2558

Issue

Section

Articles

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 > >>