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Volume 11 Issue 1 (June 2022)

Original Articles

The Effect of Nature Education Project on Students' Cultural Heritage Awareness and Attitudes

Barış Bozok, Suzan Sevi̇m, Arzu Kucuk, Serkan Sevim

pp. 1 - 14

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of the nature education project on the awareness levels of secondary school students towards Cultural Heritage. The research is based on an experimental model which is a type quantitative research approaches and the population consisting of the students studying at a secondary school in Denizli. The sample of the study consists of 24 students participating in the project selected from Denizli. The first criterion for the selection of the students was determined as the participation of a 4006 science fair before, and other criteria were some variables such as academic achievement, gender, absence of health problems, and high communication skills. In the research, "pretest-posttest experimental design" was used. Before the experiment, Achievement Test and Attitude Scale were applied as a pre-test. The post-tests were applied three months after the pre-test in order to obtain more reliable data on effectiveness and permanence. SPSS 22 program is used in the analysis of the data. When the results obtained are evaluated in general, it is seen that the nature education program contributed significantly to the attitudes of the participants in all factors.

Keywords: Nature Education Project, Cultural Heritage Education and Cultural Heritage Awareness

Review of Award-Winning Children's Literature Works in Terms Of Popular Science And Science Fiction

Mustafa Orhan

pp. 15 - 40

Abstract

Children's literature studies started in the second half of the nineteenth century in Turkey and continue to increase with quality improvements. To encourage writers working in the field of children's literature, award-winning competitions are organized by various institutions and organizations, and it is known that the authors who receive awards in these competitions do successful work. This study, it is aimed to investigate the award-winning children's literature works in terms of their inclusion of popular science and science fiction. In the study, the document analysis method, one of the methods in qualitative research, was used. In the document analysis, 12 books were examined and it was determined that popular science was included in 3 books (25%), science fiction was included in 4 books (33%), and how the current issues were handled was interpreted. It is known that popular science studies have existed in Turkey for the last fifty years and have been intensified since the beginning of the 2000s. It has been determined that two of the examined books (17%) were written before 2000, and the other ten books (83%) were written after 2000, and the rate of popular science and science fiction in the examined books was relatively low. Children's love of science and their future participation in scientific studies in Turkey can only be possible if they have scientific literacy and a love of science. In the study, suggestions were made to overcome the deficiency in light of the findings.

Keywords: Children's Literature, Children's Books, Popular Science, Science Fiction, Award-Winning Children's Books

Students with Special Needs During COVID-19: A Case for Pakistan

Arsalan Rasheed, Dur e Mishal, Sabir Shah, Malaika Noor, Sana Awan, Shumaila Lateef

pp. 41 - 56

Abstract

After the COVID-19 pandemic, a phenomenological research was done on 19 students with special needs to examine their motivation and the educational environment. A questionnaire and in-person interviews were used to gather the information. Data collection was done, and percentage and frequency analysis were used. The majority of students, it was discovered, liked taking lessons online and felt at ease with this radical shift in teaching style. The benefits of taking lessons online motivated the majority of the pupils. The flexibility and financial savings of online education were rated as its best features. Unfortunately, it has flaws including interaction, disturbances, and one-sided learning. Online safety and security concerns, as well as teachers' incompetence and lack of help for some students with disabilities, were not addressed. It is recommended that instruction be individualised for each student, and that educators try to understand the particular requirements and difficulties faced by students with disabilities in order to include them in online learning settings.

Keywords: COVID-19, Online Classes, Motivation, Disable Students, Higher Education

The Effect of Teaching Based on ARCS Motivation Model in Social Studies Course on Academic Achievement, Permanence and Level of Motivation Towards the Course  

Ilhan Turan, Serpil Ersoy

pp. 57 - 80

Abstract

This research aimed to examine the effect of teaching based on the ARCS (Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction) motivation model in social studies courses on academic success, learning persistence, and motivation and to determine students' views on the activities carried out during the application. An embedded design which is one of the mixed research designs was used. The study group of the research consisted of 46 fifth-grade students, 24 of whom were in the control group and 22 in the experimental group. SPSS 18.0 package program was used in the analysis of the quantitative data obtained in the research, and content analysis was used in the analysis of the qualitative data. The quantitative results of the study revealed that the ARCS motivation model is an effective approach to academic achievement, learning persistence, and motivation. According to the qualitative results, experimental group students stated that the activities facilitated learning, increased their interest in the social studies lesson, and the lessons were enjoyable.

Keywords: ARCS Motivation Model, Social Studies, Academic Success, Learning Persistence, Student Views.