Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(11), pp. 2624 - 2633
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061127
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Comparison of Elementary Students’ Images of Science Teaching for Turkish, Dutch, Scottish, and German Science Classrooms


Hakan Turkmen 1,*, Elif Unver 2
1 Faculty of Education, Ege Üniversitesi, Izmir, Turkey
2 Özel TAKEV Okulu, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The Draw-A-Science –Teacher-Test Checklist (DASTT-C) is an useful instrument to show how our science teaching environment and science teacher behaviors have been going on. This study is a cross cultural and comparative study to contribute to literature of problems of science teacher behaviors and of science learning environment. The purpose of this study is to investigate Turkish, Scottish, Dutch and German elementary students’ images of science teachers and science teaching environment and to compare Turkish science teaching environment with other three countries. 128 elementary students from four different countries have joined this study in order to collect data. The results from the study have showed that Turkish elementary students’ perspectives of science teaching style is 4.5% student-centered, 36.4% between student- teacher-centered, and 59.1% teacher-centered. The Scottish elementary students’ perspectives of science teaching style is 38.6% student-centered, 52.3% between student- teacher-centered, and 9.1% teacher-centered. The Dutch elementary students’ perspectives of science teaching style is 25% student-centered, 50% between student- teacher-centered, and 25% teacher-centered. The German elementary students’ perspectives of science teaching style is 24% student-centered, 55% between student- teacher-centered, and 21% teacher-centered.

KEYWORDS
Science Education, DASTT-C

Cite this paper
Hakan Turkmen , Elif Unver . "Comparison of Elementary Students’ Images of Science Teaching for Turkish, Dutch, Scottish, and German Science Classrooms." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.11 (2018) 2624 - 2633. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061127.