Evaluation of Experiments Conducted about 5E Learning Cycle Model and Determination of the Problems Encountered

Demirbaş, Murat; Pektaş, Hüseyin Miraç
January 2015
International Online Journal of Educational Sciences;2015, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal
It is clear that the current Science and Technology curriculum in Turkey is based on the constructivism. It is known that it is teachers who put Science and Technology curricula into practice in schools; therefore, it is essential that they should be aware of new approaches to and theories of learning and teaching. Furthermore, it is believed that Science and Technology classes can best be carried out in laboratories. In this respect, the purpose of this study is to evaluate certain laboratory experiments conducted in accordance with the 5E learning cycle model. First, 40 primary school teaching students' reports were chosen out of a total of 60 primary school teaching students' reports. Afterwards, the 40 primary school teaching students who had written these reports were provided with an interview form. An analysis of the experiment reports suggested that the students had some deficiencies. Finally, some recommendations were made to overcome these deficiencies.


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