Attitudes Towards Astronomy Among the Pre-service Teachers’ Different Cognitive Styles: Alternative Course Sample

Demir, Naciye Somuncu and Aksüt, Pelin and Yener, Dündar and Aydin, Fatih and Subaşı, Özge and Fidan, Hilal and Aygün, Mehmet (2017) Attitudes Towards Astronomy Among the Pre-service Teachers’ Different Cognitive Styles: Alternative Course Sample. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 16 (3). ISSN 2538-7138

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Abstract

The purpose of research is to examine the changes in attitudes towards astronomy following alternative astronomy education among pre-service teachers with different cognitive styles. Accordingly, it was thought to be appropriate to use pre-and post-test control group design among the experimental designs. The sample of the study included 4th year students at Abant İzzet Baysal University Department of Science Teaching during 2015-2016 spring term (N=64). In the treatment group, a process enriched with activitybased astronomy practices was followed, while the control group used a 12-week program designed as consistent with the program developed by Higher Education Council. The results seem to evidence that at undergraduate level there is an urgent need to intensify the efforts, education and practices that focus on increasing the levels of attitudes towards astronomy regard-less of cognitive styles and on transferring these attitudes to skill areas and these kinds of studies need to be encouraged and extended.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 12:25
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 12:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/2150

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