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Version 1.2 – Updated June 2023

Science conceptual change programs


  • Influence: Science conceptual change programs
  • Domain: Curricula
  • Sub-Domain: Other curricula programs
  • Potential to Accelerate Student Achievement: Potential to considerably accelerate
  • Influence Definition: Teaching for conceptual change involves uncovering students' preconceptions about a particular topic and using various techniques to help students change their conceptual framework.


  • Number of meta-analyses: 2
  • Number of studies: 112
  • Number of students: 0
  • Number of effects: 168
  • Weighted mean effect size: 0.94
  • Robustness index: 2


Journal Title Author First Author's Country Article Name Year Published Variable Number of Studies Number of Students Number of Effects Effect Size
Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences Armagan, Keskin & Akin Turkey Effectiveness of conceptual change texts: a Meta analysis 2010 Conceptual change texts on achievement 42 0 42 1.16
Reading Research Quarterly Guzzetti, Snyder, Glass & Gamas USA Promoting conceptual change in science: A comparative meta-analysis of instructional interventions from reading education and science education. 1993 Conceptual change in science 70 0 126 0.81
TOTAL/AVERAGE 112 0 168 0.99
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