THE INFLUENCES OF ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHING METHOD COURSES ON A TURKISH TEACHERS COLLEGE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS SCIENCE AND SCIENCE TEACHING

TitleTHE INFLUENCES OF ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHING METHOD COURSES ON A TURKISH TEACHERS COLLEGE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS SCIENCE AND SCIENCE TEACHING
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsTurkmen, L
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume6
Issue1
Start Page66-77
Date PublishedMarch/2007
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 482295
Keywordsattitudes toward science, elementary science teaching, science education
Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to find the influences of elementary science teaching method courses on Turkish elementary education major students’ attitudes toward science and science teaching in a Turkish Teachers College. The results of both pre and post-test scores showed that elementary education major students have positive attitudes toward science and science teaching. Statistically, only one significant positive change (pair-wise t-tests) was found between the pre and post-test scores; that is, students significantly gained more positive attitudes toward science teaching. On the other hand, the mean difference after taking elementary science teaching method courses did not show a significant result on the attitudes toward science. As a result of this study, it can be concluded that Elementary science teaching method courses have a positive influence on attitudes toward science teaching but this conclusion is not the same for the attitudes toward science.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed