TEACHERS' VIEWS ABOUT PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING THROUGH CONCEPT CARTOONS


BALIM A. G. , TÜRKOGUZ S., ORMANCI Ü., Kacar S., EVREKLİ E., ÖZCAN E.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, vol.13, no.4, pp.458-468, 2014 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.458-468
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the views of science and technology teachers towards concept cartoons integrated to problem-based learning. In this context, teachers' views were compared before and after the experimental treatment of a project. Data was gathered through qualitative research methods. Participants of this study were science and technology teachers from 9 elementary schools in the city of Izmir in the 2011-2012 academic year. In the first step of the study, a 30-hour workshop including theoretical subjects, applications and experimental treatments about concept cartoons was presented to teachers. Then semi-structured interviews were conducted with teachers. Following this workshop, teachers were requested to apply all these applications and experimental treatments. After the experimental applications, semi-structured interviews were conducted again with the same teachers. According to the findings, teachers indicated that problem-based learning modules to improve students' critical thinking, inquiry learning skills and help them relate their knowledge to daily life.