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The Opinions of Prospective Science Teachers towards the Efficiency of Constructivist Approach Centered Science Laboratory Practices on Student Motivation

Murat Demirbaş1, Harun Çelik1, Mustafa Bayrakci2

1Kırıkkale University Education Faculty (Turkey), 2Sakarya University Education Faculty (Turkey)

mdemirbas@kku.edu.tr, hcelik@kku.edu.tr, mustafabayrakci@hotmail.com

Abstract

Laboratory practices are very important to ensure students’ motivation to subjects related to science. The purpose of this study is to identify the opinions of prospective science teachers towards the efficiency of constructivist approach centered science laboratory practices on student motivation. Case study model which is one of the qualitative research models is used for the research. 60 prospective science teachers which are determined through criterion sampling method were interviewed and the data were analysed by using the content analysis. Suggestions towards increasing students’ motivation to science subjects were made according to the result of the study.

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Date: 2013.03.06

Posted by Mehmet Polat KALAK (Turkey)

Message: This is very interesting and usefull paper. We can use this paper for academic studies.

National Reports on successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry The national reports on chemistry successful experiences to promote lifelong learning for chemistry are now available on the related section of the project portal. The reports presents examples of successful experiences in the partner countries and the results of testing of ICT resources with science teachers.

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