Students’ attitude to learn chemistry is a complex construct. Developing positive attitudes towards learning chemistry in particular, is one of the key goals for teaching and learning sciences. In this work, we made an attempt to identify factors that could positively influence the attitudes towards learning chemistry of a sample of 103 students (boys and girls) of 10th grade, from five randomly selected private secondary schools in Jerusalem. Based on existing theoretical frameworks, the assessment tool was developed and tested for validity and reliability. Necessary data were collected and analyzed by calculating the means, standard deviations, and simple percentages. The results, showed negative attitudes of students towards the subject were due to inadequate teachers’ approach to the material, and poor non-formal instructional materials. Moreover, the study showed no attitude differences related to gender.Some useful recommendations were profound in designing new curricula to guide and improve students’ attitudes towards the study of chemistry.
Al-Najdi, Samir Dawoud
"Students’ Attitude towards Learning Chemistry,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol1/iss1/12