Determination of comprehension levels of prospective chemistry teachers related to covalent bonding by using concept cartoons strategy

Şen Ş., Temel S., Özcan Ö.

Main Group Chemistry, vol.22, no.3, pp.439-451, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/mgc-220140
  • Journal Name: Main Group Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.439-451
  • Keywords: Concept cartoons, constructive learning theory, covalent bonding, nonpolar covalent bonding, polar covalent bonding
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to identify prospective chemistry teachers' difficulties in comprehension of the subject of polar and nonpolar covalent bonding. In addition to that, attempts were also made to determine how they interpreted the nature of force in covalent bonding. The study was conducted in a qualitative research method. Three different concept cartoons were used for data collection. 15 prospective chemistry teachers were included in the study. All of the participants were chosen through a purposeful sampling method. The data collected were put to content analysis, consistent with the nature of qualitative research studies. Following the analyses, the prospective chemistry teachers' levels of comprehension of the subject were revealed and the issue was discussed.