A Bibliometric Analysis of Geometry Education Research Based on Web of Science Core Collection Database
Geometry has an important place in mathematics education because it forms the basis of mathematical thinking and allows us to see the emergence of logical theory. As in all fields, academic journals, which are among the official communication languages of science, play an important role in the construction, dissemination and use of scientific knowledge in the field of geometry teaching. With reference to this fact, the aim of the study was to examine articles published in the field of geometry teaching and indexed in SSCI (1975-2020) and ESCI (2015-2020) in the Web of Science Core Collection database by bibliometric analysis method. 109 articles related to geometry teaching (72 within the scope of SSCI and 37 within the scope of ESCI) were reached for the given periods. According to the findings of the research, while there has been a recent interest in geometry education within the scope of SSCI and ESCI, the number of articles still published is limited. Therefore, in mathematics teaching, geometry teaching lags behind areas such as arithmetic and algebra. Especially in recent years, it is noted that the keyword “Van Hiele Levels” and the keywords of innovations that technology brings to geometry education such as “Dynamic Geometry”, “Virtual Reality”, “Geogebra” and “Geometry Thinking” are frequently used in articles in the field of geometry teaching. It is observed that, while quantitative research methods are widely preferred in studies within the scope of SSCI in the field of geometry teaching, qualitative research methods are preferred within the scope of ESCI.
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