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ERIC Number: EJ1222920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
Examination of Students' and Their Parents' Experiences of Out-of-School Science Experimentation within the Context of Parents' Roles
Es, Hüseyin; Bozkurt Altan, Esra; Gümüs, Irfan
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v12 n1 p201-211 2019
The aim of the study was to examine parents' and their children's experiences of science experimentation in terms of parents' roles, science process skills assessed during the experiment and academic successes regarding science lessons. Realization of science activities by students and their parents is at the centre of this study. That is why its study group was constituted from 13 junior high school students and their parents who became participants on voluntary basis. Various data collecting tools such as questionnaire forms, observation forms and video records were used in order to obtain data diversity in this study. Parents participating in this study were mainly assumed three roles as assistant, learner and mentor during the science experimentation process. The most frequent role exhibited by participating parents was assistant role with frequency of five. Learner and mentor roles exhibited by parents had equal frequency of three. Co-participant and observer roles were exhibited only by 1 parent each. The mentor parents in the study knew or estimated how to conduct the experiment but they did not tell or explain how to do the experiment directly to the students. Instead, mentor parents guided the students positively to find out how to conduct the experiment. The co-participant parent studied just like a student during the experimentation process. It has been found out that parents' respective roles might be related to their educational backgrounds. It has also been confirmed that observer, learner and assistant parents were primary, secondary or high school graduates; there was only one assistant parent who had an associate degree.
Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey