The Effect of Using Current News in Science Course on Students’ Perspective on Technological Developments in Science

  • Gulbin Ozkan Asstistant Professor in Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Rabia Gul Graduate student in Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Unsal Umdu Topsakal Professor in Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Science, Education, Scientific news, Student views, Middle school students, Technology

Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine the effect of using scientific news in science class on the perspective of 7th-grade middle school students against technological developments in science. In this study, a single group pre-test post-test experimental design was used. The research group of this study consists of 46 students studying in a public school in Istanbul. An open-ended questionnaire, in which students’ perspective on science and technology was developed, was used to collect the data. Content analysis was performed on the obtained data. A qualitative data collection tool was used to collect the data, but the frequencies of the responses were calculated and quantitatively converted into tables. As a result of the research, it observed a positive development in the scientific perspective of the students before and after the implementation. It was concluded that the students had the answers in the post-test that technology developed science and society and gained awareness about the importance of technology. In light of the findings, suggestions are presented

Published
2021-09-01
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Ozkan, G., Gul, R., & Umdu Topsakal, U. (2021). The Effect of Using Current News in Science Course on Students’ Perspective on Technological Developments in Science. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 9(4), 217-222. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v9i4.4132
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