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ERIC Number: ED539970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-2161-623X
The Students' Views Related to the Given Homeworks in the Science and Technology Courses: A Qualitative Study
Deveci, Isa; Onder, Ismail
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A v3 n1 p1-9 Jan 2013
This study has been created as a qualitative search related the given homeworks in the science and technology courses in order to examine the students' views. The sample consists of 1,539 7th- and 8th- grade students in the city centre of Osmaniye. The search data is obtained from by using five open-ended questions. In the analysis of the data, content analysis method is used. As a result of the research, it is found that the students' perceptions for the homeworks are about understanding the subjects better, as reviews, responsibilities, homeworks to be done at home and doing researches. Also, it is concluded that there is a difference between the type of the homeworks given to the students and the homeworks which the students prefer doing. It is found that the students have difficulty in reaching the information from the resources, providing the tools, doing the hard homeworks, and doing the homeworks without understanding the subject. Finally, it is concluded that by these homeworks, the students understand the subject better, develop their skills (hand, research, observation, experiment, reading, and writing skills), get information about the natural events and living beings, solve tests in a shorter time, and get information about current events. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey