CONCEPT MAPPING AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD TO ENHANCE ACHIEVEMENT IN SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICS
Keywords:electric current in physics, effective teaching, technical disciplines
Concepts in physics education underpin a high level of technical knowledge and therefore are crucial to success in many technical disciplines. However, misconceptions in elementary physics are quite common among secondary school students. Therefore, it is important to identify and implement the most effective teaching and learning methods that can reduce instances in physics misconceptions and enhance both short-term and long-term achievement. The concept maps also provide better ways of summarizing concepts learned during the lesson thereby making it relatively easier for the lessons to be reviewed and key points in the lesson reported or reinforced as a required. However, instructional concept maps
is an effective teaching and learning tool for developing concepts of electric current in physics.