Use of Biology Concept Cartoons to Promote Discussion of Cell Division among High School Biology Students: A Qualitative Study

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In this study, the quality of small group discussions stimulated by concept cartoons on the topic of cell division was examined in a class of sixteen high school agriculture biology students. Two hypotheses were tested with this study: 1) the use of concept cartoons on the topic of cell division will increase participation and motivation in high school biology students and 2) the use of concept cartoons will increase conceptual change in high school biology students. Students individually answered questions about the cartoons, then they discussed their answers and the cartoons in small groups, and then finally as a whole class. The results showed that the use of concept cartoons on cell division did increase participation in high school biology students as evidenced by the extended discussions. Unfortunately, the results only showed limited conceptual change among these students within the length of this study.

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