Analyzing students' perceptions is essential to the development of studying scientific concepts. In particular, this research investigates students' conceptual understanding of a fundamental biological principle: homeostasis. Homeostasis is difficult to understand as it is both tangible and abstract. The correct perception of homeostasis is necessary to obtain a comprehensive understanding and an in-depth diagnosis of the health of the human body in a variety of physiological conditions such as aging and disease. In order to help students achieve a conceptual understanding of homeostasis, we defined the following eight characteristics: process dynamics, physiological balance, control and regulation, feedback mechanism, environments, dependency between events within a system or a process, multisystems, and levels of organization. The primary goal of this study was to investigate students' perceptions of homeostasis, after studying these characteristics. For this purpose, 93 biology majors in 12thgrade studied the characteristics of homeostasis. An analysis of the students' responses shows their correct scientific perceptions of the characteristics of homeostasis, but also reveals a great variety of erroneous perceptions. Our results suggest that the division of a scientific principle into its component characteristics may help the teachers in identifying their students' thinking and conceptual understanding of homeostasis.
|APA||Zion, M , Klein, S . (2015). CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOMEOSTASIS. International Journal Of Biology Education, 4 (1), 1-27. DOI: 10.20876/ijobed.12279|
|MLA||Zion, M , Klein, S . "CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOMEOSTASIS". International Journal Of Biology Education 4 (2015): 1-27 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/ijobed/issue/8527/105900>|
|Chicago||Zion, M , Klein, S . "CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOMEOSTASIS". International Journal Of Biology Education 4 (2015): 1-27|
|RIS||TY - JOUR T1 - CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOMEOSTASIS AU - Michal Zion , Sara Klein Y1 - 2015 PY - 2015 N1 - doi: 10.20876/ijobed.12279 DO - 10.20876/ijobed.12279 T2 - International Journal Of Biology Education JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 1 EP - 27 VL - 4 IS - 1 SN - -2147-4990 M3 - doi: 10.20876/ijobed.12279 UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.20876/ijobed.12279 Y2 - 2018 ER -|
|EndNote||%0 International Journal Of Biology Education CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOMEOSTASIS %A Michal Zion , Sara Klein %T CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOMEOSTASIS %D 2015 %J International Journal Of Biology Education %P -2147-4990 %V 4 %N 1 %R doi: 10.20876/ijobed.12279 %U 10.20876/ijobed.12279|
|ISNAD||Zion, Michal , Klein, Sara . "CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOMEOSTASIS". International Journal Of Biology Education 4 / 1 (Haziran 2015): 1-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.20876/ijobed.12279|