A Study on the Problem-solving Process in Compensation Performance of Middle School Students

중학교 학생들의 보상문제해결 과정에 대한 분석

  • Nam, Jeong Hui (Department of Chemistry Education, Pusan National University) ;
  • Yun, Gyeong Rim (Department of Science Education, Ewha Womans University) ;
  • Lee, Sang Gwon (Department of Chemistry Education, Korea National University of Education) ;
  • Han, In Sik (Department of Science Education, Ewha Womans University)
  • 남정희 (부산대학교 화학교육과) ;
  • 윤경림 (이화여자대학교 과학교육과) ;
  • 이상권 (한국교원대학교 화학교육과) ;
  • 한인식 (이화여자대학교 과학교육과)
  • Published : 2002.12.20


The purpose of this study was to analyze the problem-solving process of student's compensation con-cept.For this purpose, verbal interactions during activities were audio-taped, transcribed, and analyzed. And classroom observation and interview with students were carried out. Students who were superior in mathematical operations tended to explain compensation concept using proportionality. On the other hand, students who had low level of conservation concept can not connect 'relation of two variables' with 'conservation of equilibrium' at the formation process of com-pensation concept. Students who succeed in the formation of compensation concept showed high level of conservation concept. To promote the formation of compensation concept, it is necessary that how to develop proportional concept and conservation concept as closely related with compensation concept should be studied.


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