The impact of (Reap&Hayes) strategies on acquiring historical concepts and scientific thinking for first middle school graders
The present research aims at identifing (the impact of (Reap & Hayes) strategies in the acquisition of historical concepts among students of the first intermediate grade and the development of scientific thinking).
To achieve this, the researchers adopted a partially experimental design which has(equivalent groups with pre- and post-test), the sample consisted of (94) students (30) students in the first experimental group , (32) students in the second experimental group, and (32) student in the control group taught in the traditional way, the researchers rewarded among the students of the three research groups in the variables (intelligence, previous knowledge test, parents' educational attainment, chronological age calculated in months, the test of pre-scientific thinking, the test of the acquisition of historical historical concepts). The researchers identified the scientific material they will study, promising study plans, the test of the acquisition of historical concepts, and the scale of scientific thinking and all were presented to the arbitrators, and verified their sincerity and stability.
At the end of the experiment, the researchers applied the test of the acquisition of historical concepts and the measure of scientific thinking on the students of the groups. The data were analyzed and statistically processed. The results showed that there are statistically significant differences between the groups in the test. The acquisition of concepts and scientific thinking in favor of the experimental groups, and the differences between the first and second experimental groups. The first experimental, and through this result the researchers reached the effectiveness of strategies (Reap & Hayes) in the acquisition of historical concepts and scientific thinking, and accordingly the researchers made a number of recommendations and suggested Conducting complementary studies for the current research.