Effect of 5e Teaching Model on Primary School Pre-service Teachers’ Learning on Some Astronomy Concepts
The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of the 5E teaching model on the primary school pre-service teachers’ (PSPTs) learning some astronomy concepts. The sample of this research consisted of 90 PSPTs in the 2nd year at a state university. The research was carried out on the pre-experimental methodology with a single research group. The data of the study were collected by concept cartoon form which included some astronomy concepts such as the Sun, star, planet, meteor, Solar System, constellations. The developed teaching materials about the chosen astronomy concepts were implemented in eight course hours. It was seen that most of the PSPTs had alternative concepts. A considerable decrease was determined when the pre and post-test results of the PSPTs were compared; it was found that learning based on the 5E teaching model had a positive effect on the conceptual change. It can be said that 5E teaching model was effective on remedying alternative concepts. In the future research about astronomy teaching may be conducted to determine the effects of 5E teaching model on remedying the alternative concepts and achieving conceptual change with the different education levels of students.
Şahin, Ç., Durukan, Ü. G., & Arıkurt, E. (2017). Effect of 5e Teaching Model on Primary School Pre-service Teachers’ Learning on Some Astronomy Concepts. Journal of Baltic Science Education, 16(2), Continuous.