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


This study aimed to investigate the effect of teaching using Suchman Investigative Model and Systematic Cognitive Comprehensive Model on the Acquisition of scientific concepts among female eighth graders. In orderto achieve the purposes of the study the researchers developeda test to acquire scientific concepts.The validity and reliability of the test were verified.The purposivesample consistedof (74) femaleeighth graders,selected fromkhadiga Bint Khuwaylid School in Maan Governorate for the Academic Year 2016/2017.Theparticipants wereassigned randomly to the two experimental groups: the first groupof the participants consisting of (37) studentswere taughtusing Suchman Investigative Model, and the second group of the participants consisting of (37) students were taughtusingtheSystematic Cognitive Comprehensive Model.The results of the study showed the following: There were statistically significant differences at (α = 0.05) between the two groups on the Acquisition of Scientific ConceptsTestin favor of the second experimental group who were taughtaccordingto theSystematic Cognitive Comprehensive Model.The study recommended employing Models in the teaching of science,conductingstudies to measure theperspectiveof teachers and learners pertaining to two models,andto detect the effect of the modelonother age groups and other variablessuchas development of critical thinking skills.