The Effect of Inquiry Training Model on The Achievement and Development of Scientific Thinking For The Second Intermediate Students in Physics
Abstract in English:
The present work aims at knowing the effect of inquiry training model on the achievements and development of scientific thinking for the second intermediate students in physics.
In order to achieve these aims, the researcher has been put two null hypotheses. Then, the researcher worked done to examine the truthness of these two hypotheses by making an experiment along one complete semester. The researcher has been design the experiment requirements and tools, that compromise on the teaching planes for the test and control groups, scientific thinking test and the achievement test, while the truthness, reliability, discrimination and difficulty coefficients and the effectiveness of alternatives are calculated for each of them.
The work's two groups has been chosen randomly and their number reaches (55) student of the second intermediate stage at school that belong to Baghdad education management/ Al-Resafa Al-Owula. The class (W) is randomly chosen for the teaching according to the inquiry training model. While class (H) according to the normal way. The equivalence between the two groups is satisfied by means of the variables: ( age by month, credit in science and mathematics for the first intermediate stage, previous information, scientific thinking and intelligence).
Whenever the groups students are finished the studying, of all of the syllabus of the later five chapters of the reference physics book for the second intermediate stage, they have been examined by using the achievement and scientific tests. When the results are analyzed using the T-test it come clear that the students of the test group is more superior than their relative of control group in the average degree of achievement and the developing of scientific thinking. Thus the null hypotheses is disappointed.
One of the important thinks that the researcher achieve in the present study is that, the using of the inquiry training model was effective in increasing the scientific thinking, in addition the effectiveness of the model in raising the level of achievement study of students.
According to the results of this work several recommendations and suggestions were formulated.