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ERIC Number: EJ1070722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
Story Telling: Research and Action to Improve 6th Grade Students' Views about Certain Aspects of Nature of Science
Kahraman, Feray; Karatas, Faik Özgür
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v16 n1 Article 10 Jun 2015
This study is a four-week section of ongoing attempts that aim to improve 6th grade students' understandings of the nature of science. The study was carried out in a sixth grade science and technology class at a rural middle school with 15 students on the basis of action research methodology. During the study, four different stories based on the history of science were read and narrated in the class, along with regular class activities, for eight class hours. The teacher kept journals for every class and conducted semi-structured interviews with the students. The data collected from these sources were examined by employing descriptive analysis. It was found that both the breadth and depth of the students' conceptions of the tentative nature of science were improved after four weeks of action research-based instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey