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ERIC Number: ED499653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
The Opinions of Turkish Highschool Pupils on Inquiry Based Laboratory Activities
Kilinc, Ahmet
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET v6 n4 article 6 Oct 2007
The purpose of this study is to prepare inquiry based experimental activities on the photosynthesis, thought to be a very difficult subject by pupils, and to determine the pupil's ideas towards this method. This study was made with 24 pupils from Grade 3 at Ataturk Anatolian High school in Turkey. As data gathering material; seven inquiry experimental study sheets, the pupils' opinions survey consisting of six open-ended question, and two-lesson-hour video records were used. According to the result of study, the pupils declared that the inquiry based laboratory activities were more permanent, more enjoyable, and more pupil centered than the traditional methods, that thanks to this method, they studied cooperatively and benefit from different aspects by discussing, that they were be satisfied with the teacher's guide position in the implementations, and that their attitudes related to biology increased positively. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey