Teachers’ Views on the Science Course Curriculum Updated in 2013 Cover Image

2013 Fen Bilimleri Dersi Öğretim Programina İlişkin Öğretmen Görüşleri
Teachers’ Views on the Science Course Curriculum Updated in 2013

Author(s): Sinan Muhammet Bekmezci, Özlem Ateş
Subject(s): School education, History of Education, State/Government and Education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: science education; curriculum; science course curriculum; teachers’ views;

Summary/Abstract: This study aims to identify teachers' views on the science course curriculum updated in 2013. Descriptive survey research was used in this study. The sample of the research consists of science teachers (n=208) and elementary school teachers (n=104) working in Manisa. As data collection tools, a survey and a semi-structured interview form were used. According to the findings, most of the teachers think that the curriculum is an integrated program with daily life experiences, is suitable for students to be science literate, enables students to develop positive attitudes towards science, provides teachers with a freer practice opportunity and enables students to use their life skills. On the other hand, a majority of teachers reported complaints about the curriculum on grounds that there are time constraints impeding program objectives and that it is unable to stimulate students’ curiosity about scientific and technological developments. It is expected that this study contributes to the literature and curriculum updating studies.

  • Issue Year: 16/2018
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 57-76
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Turkish