INVESTIGATION OF THE POSTGRADUATE EDUCATİON THESES AIMING TO EVALUATE SCIENCE CURRICULUM: A META-SYNTHESIS STUDY
FEN BİLİMLERİ ÖĞRETİM PROGRAMINI DEĞERLENDİRMEK AMACIYLA YAPILAN LİSANSÜSTÜ EĞİTİM TEZLERİNİN İNCELENMESİ: BİR META-SENTEZ ÇALIŞMASI

Author : Mecit ASLAN
Number of pages : 93-110

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine theses aiming to evaluate Science curriculum and completed between the years 2008-2017 by using meta-synthesis method. In the study based on the qualitative research method and the document analysis, 22 post-graduate education theses were examined. In the analysis of the data, NVivo program and content analysis method were used. At the end of study; it was found that the objectives of the curriculum, its content, its teaching learning process and its evaluation dimensions had been well prepared. However, it has been revealed that the prepared design could not be passed to the application adequately, the traditional teaching methods and techniques were used in the process, the time allocated for the activities was inadequate to achieve the objectives and alternative measurement and evaluation methods were not used adequately. Also; that the physical conditions of the schools and classes which the curriculum was applied was not appropriate, that there was a teaching material problem, and that there were problems in the competencies of the teachers who implement the curriculum.

Keywords

Science, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Development

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