An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The current study aimed at Exploring the Effectiveness of A brain – Based Teaching Design in Eighth Graders' Achievement of Physics Concepts and scientific Thinking Level The study was conducted in the second term of the school year 2012/2013. The study sample consisted of (177) students. Ninety students constituted the Experimental group and (87) constituted the control group. The treatment group subjects were taught using brain- based design whereas the control group subjects were taught through the conventional method. The researcher used physics concepts achievement test and scale for scientific thinking skills. After implementing the designed model the following results were reached: (1) the high achievers and moderate achievers of the Experimental group and significantly outperformed their counter parts of the control group in the achievement and scientific thinking skills. (2) There were no statistically significant differences between the Experimental group low achievers' mean scores on both of the study tools and those of their counter parts in the control group.