Analyzing senior science student teachers' environmental research projects of scientific inquiry: a preliminary study


Calik M. , Ozsevgec T. , Kucuk Z., AYTAR A., Artun H., KOLAYLI T., ...More

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.379-383 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.126
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-383

Abstract

The aim of this study is to assess a group of senior science students teachers' (SSSTs) environmental research project reports as an indicator of their ability to do scientific inquiry. The SSSTs conducted their own environmental research projects with innovative technologies after they were taught the Technology-embedded Scientific Inquiry (TESI) model. A total of 29 environmental research project reports were assessed using Scientific Inquiry Ability rubrics. The SSSTs' environmental research projects generally reflected attainment of various levels of scientific inquiry abilities. The study implies that the science education classes that integrate innovative technologies focus on developing the sophisticated attributes of scientific inquiry so that SSSTs put forth a conscious effort in attaining higher levels of proficiency when they engage in environmental research projects. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu