Design of the activities of unit "meet our body" in the science and tecnology courseof fourth and fifth grade in primary school education


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Gonca Tuncel

Supervisor: YETER ŞİMŞEKLİ

Abstract:

The present study was intended to investigate the activities of the unit Meet Our Body in the Science and Tecnology course of the fourth and fıfth grade in primary school education and whether there is a significant difference between this unit and the alternative activities designed by the researcher for the unit in terms of the accesablity of the target behaviours.In the present study, both survey model and experimental model have been used. First, the opinions and suggestions of 50 primary education class teachers in Bursa regarding the current curriculum was handled. Then, development activities designed by the researcher was applied on the sample group consisting of 70 fourth and 60 fifth grade students. The applications, which were planned as three hours per week, lasted 6 weeks in 2010-2011 academic year spring term.The Unit Achievement Tests, The Teacher Curriculum Sight Survey, The Scientific Process Skills Scales, The Teacher Activity Assessment Survey and developed by the researcher and The Attitude Scale Towards Science and Tecnology Courses developed by Geban etc (1994) which is redevelopment by researcher were used as data collection instruments in the present study. In the data analysis, the SPSS 11.5 statistics program was used and mean score, frequency, percentage, standard deviation, variance and t-test calculations through this program.Consequently, it was found that the alternative activities are more efficiently than unıt activities on solving the basic problems the matter of time and the crowded classes. Furthermore, it was found that the alternative activities are more efficiently than unıt activities on students achievements, attitudes towards to Science and Tecnology and the development of scientific process skills. It is thought of that, the development actives designs are assisted the usage of the Science and Technology education curriculum more efficiently