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ERIC Number: ED507784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1300-302X
A Teaching Strategy for Developing the Power of Observation in Science Education
Oguz-Unver, Ayse; Yurumezoglu, Kemal
Online Submission, Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi Egitim Fakultesi Dergisi (Ondokuz Mayis University Journal Of Education) n28 p105-119 2009
Despite the importance of observation in knowledge building, it has received less attention than experimental forms of inquiry in science education. Therefore, the aims of this study are to use observation strategies for developing the power of observation in science education and to develop student teachers' skills of observation process. The data of the qualitative study have been collected sequentially through two different activity steps. The study enabled students (n:33) to make a scientific observation, to follow scientific inquiry processes that starts with formulating questions, and then continues with gathering evidence, organizing, and proposing explanations. It has been observed that during the study students tend to use all their five senses in terms of the quantity of the objects that can be perceived. On the other hand, inquiry based scientific observation not only led students to focus on certain areas but also facilitated a more detailed, systematic and rich outcome observation. (Contains 10 figures and 1 table.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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