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Kaya, Osman Nafiz; Kilic, Ziya; Akdeniz, Ali Riza – Online Submission, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the dimensions of the university students' perceptions of their science classes and whether or not the students' perceptions differ significantly as regards to the gender and grade level in six main categories namely; (1) pedagogical strategies, (2) faculty interest in teaching, (3) students interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences
Kilic, Ziya; Kaya, Osman Nafiz; Dogan, Alev – Online Submission, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of scientific discussions based on student-constructed pre- and post-laboratory concept maps on students' attitudes toward chemistry laboratory in the university general chemistry. As part of instruction, during the first four laboratory sessions, students were taught how to construct and…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Concept Mapping, Investigations
Kaya, Osman Nafiz; Kilic, Ziya – Online Submission, 2004
Student-centered approach of scoring the concept maps consisted of three elements namely symbol system, individual portfolio and scoring scheme. We scored student-constructed concept maps based on 5 concept map criteria: validity of concepts, adequacy of propositions, significance of cross-links, relevancy of examples, and interconnectedness. With…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Validity, Prior Learning, Achievement Tests
Dogan, Alev; Kaya, Osman Nafiz; Kilic, Ziya; Kilic, Esma; Aydogdu, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2004
In this study, prospective science teachers' (PSTs) views about their poster presentations were investigated. These posters were developed through PSTs' online and library research and scientific mini-symposiums in chemistry related topics in the framework of science, technology and society course (STS). During the first four weeks of STS course,…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Chemistry, Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Kaya, Osman Nafiz; Dogan, Alev; Kilic, Ziya; Ebenezer, Jazlin – Online Submission, 2004
In this study, Pre-service Science Teachers' (PSTs) views about the potential benefits and existing barriers of their argumentation on the World Wide Web about what is happening in middle school science classrooms during two semesters of their practicum experiences were investigated. "Special Web Group" called the "Collaborative…
Descriptors: Practicums, Persuasive Discourse, Action Research, Science Teachers