The Evaluation of Teachers' Opinions about Hands-on Science Experiments and the Performed In-Service Training

Uzal, Gürcan; Erdem, Aytekin; Önen, Fatma; Gürdal, Ayla
June 2010
Necatibey Faculty of Education Electronic Journal of Science & M;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p64
Academic Journal
This research was conducted to obtain teachers' opinions about science experiments of hands-on science by the means of the in-service training here of this subject. This research was carried out with 102 science teachers and 47 class teachers who participated in the training. Datum was evaluated with SPSS software. Eventually, while meaningful differences in favour of science teachers' group were found between the opinions of science teachers and class teachers, no meaningful difference was found in terms of their gender and experience. After the three-day-long training which various experiments of hands-on science took place and the data of teacher opinions are compiled, it is understood that 100% of the science teachers and 96% of the class teachers believe that they can make their own experiments in the light of the samples they observed during the training.


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