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Scientific Literacy

Tunç Erdal Akdur

ISBN 10: 3639130146 / ISBN 13: 9783639130140
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256 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.The purpose of this study was to explore whether instructional activities carried out in science courses support the development of some scientific literacy components at basic education level. Subjects of the present study were 90 students in ages 12-14 from 6th, 7th and 8th grades of a private foundation elementary school. Observation data analysis indicated that students experienced content based and teacher centered activities rather than science activities in their science courses. 6th grade students only increased their formal reasoning scores. 7th grade students increased only conception of science process skills scores. But, 8th grade students nature of science, conception of science process skills, scientific attitudes scores decreased at the end of the semester. Based on these results it could be stated that the development of scientific literacy components should be given more priority in this basic education school. The instructional activities should be more student centered in science courses. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783639130140

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Title: Scientific Literacy

Publisher: VDM Verlag

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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The purpose of this study was to explore whether instructional activities carried out in science courses support the development of some scientific literacy components at basic education level. Subjects of the present study were 90 students in ages 12-14 from 6th, 7th and 8th grades of a private foundation elementary school. Observation data analysis indicated that students experienced content based and teacher centered activities rather than science activities in their science courses. 6th grade students only increased their formal reasoning scores. 7th grade students increased only conception of science process skills scores. But, 8th grade students¿ nature of science, conception of science process skills, scientific attitudes scores decreased at the end of the semester. Based on these results it could be stated that the development of scientific literacy components should be given more priority in this basic education school. The instructional activities should be more student centered in science courses.

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Tunç Erdal Akdur was born in Ankara, Turkey on November 6, 1970. He received his B.S. degree in Department of Physics Teaching in 1992, M.S degree in Department of Science Education in 1996 and Ph.D degree in Department of Educational Sciences in 2002 from the Middle East Technical University.

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