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ERIC Number: EJ1116326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-3024
The Effect of Planetarium Trip on Pre-Service Science Teachers' Metaphorical Perceptions about Planetariums
Bozdogan, Aykut Emre
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, v4 n4 p70-84 2016
The study aimed at examining the effect of the planetarium trip on metaphors developed by the pre-service science teachers about the concept of planetarium. Within this context of the study, a trip was organized to Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU) Planetarium. Pretest-posttest control group design, one of the experimental designs, was used in the study. Total 64 fourth year pre-service science teachers, 42 females and 22 males, participated in the study. As a result of the study, it was observed that the pre-service teachers in experimental group participated in the planetarium trip and developed metaphors related to the concept of planetarium in a six week process and all of these metaphors changed completely except for one participant. There was no change with the metaphorical perceptions of nearly fifth quarters of the pre-service teachers' in control group in the same time interval. It was determined that the pre-service teachers in experimental and control groups mostly grouped planetariums in the space research centre's category during the pre-interviews.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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