Investigating the effect of drama activity called "mirrors and their usage" to student succession developed according to elaborating stage of 5e model


Ayvaci H. Ş. , YILMAZ B. C.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2712-2717 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.480
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2712-2717

Abstract

This study was conducted in order to find the effect to 6(th) grade students' succession by using the activity called "Mirrors and Their Usage" which is covered in 6th grade, "Light and Sound" chapter. The activity was developed considering elaborating stage of 5E model. Experimental method has been used during the research. The data was gathered by using open ended questions and interviews. Although at start control and experimental groups tend to have the same level, after the activity was executed the experimental group showed a meaningful difference. It is concluded that the drama activity executed on experimental group has improved the individual, social and scientific skills. Also it has been noticed that the experimental group has given more examples from daily life compared to control group. It is also found out that an elaborative material which is properly developed according to 5E model enhances the stability of learning. It is advised that during drama activities it is vital to give chance to learners to declare themselves and relate scientific issues to everyday life phenomenon. And drama materials should be prepared attractive enough. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved