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ERIC Number: EJ894847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
Relative Evaluation System as an Obstacle to Cooperative Learning: The Views of Lecturers in a Science Education Department
Tatar, Erdal; Oktay, Munir
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v3 n2 p67-73 Apr 2008
This study attempts to define the contradiction between cooperative learning, which has an important place in science education, and the relative evaluation system. The fixation of the situation which was done with the data obtained from the literature also has been supported with a semi-structured interview study conducted with eighteen science lecturers from Kazim Karabekir Educational Faculty. The qualitative analysis of the obtained data brought to light that the relative evaluation system has negative effects on the interaction among students. Such negativities have a quality that can be an obstacle to cooperative learning, which has an important place in science education. For this reason, it is considered that such a study will be beneficial to researchers who work on science education and education policies, and to science teachers.
International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication. Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education, 14280 Golkoy-Bolu, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey