ATTITUDES TOWARDS ASTRONOMY AMONG THE PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ DIFFERENT COGNITIVE STYLES: ALTERNATIVE COURSE SAMPLE

TitleATTITUDES TOWARDS ASTRONOMY AMONG THE PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ DIFFERENT COGNITIVE STYLES: ALTERNATIVE COURSE SAMPLE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDemir, NS, Aksüt, P, Yener, D, Aydın, F, Subaşı, Ö, Fidan, H, Aygün, M
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume16
Issue3
Start Page300-307
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedJune/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
ISBN NumberE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsattitude towards astronomy, cognitive style, pre-service teacher
Abstract

The purpose of research is to examine the changes in attitudes towards astronomy following alternative astronomy education among pre-service teachers with different cognitive styles. Accordingly, it was thought to be appropriate to use pre-and post-test control group design among the experimental designs. The sample of the study included 4th year students at Abant İzzet Baysal University Department of Science Teaching during 2015-2016 spring term (N=64). In the treatment group, a process enriched with activity-based astronomy practices was followed, while the control group used a 12-week program designed as consistent with the program developed by Higher Education Council. The results seem to evidence that at undergraduate level there is an urgent need to intensify the efforts, education and practices that focus on increasing the levels of attitudes towards astronomy regardless of cognitive styles and on transferring these attitudes to skill areas and these kinds of studies need to be encouraged and extended.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/987-1497963764.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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