Evaluation of Nature-Based Production Activities with Computer Science for Middle School Students: The Sample of the "Inspired by Nature" Project

Volume 8 Issue 4 (October 2023)
Fatma KESKİNKILIÇ
Pages: 853-863 Download Count : 312 View Count: 381 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1271097 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This research reflects the outputs of the "I'm Inspired by Nature" project supported by the TÜBİTAK Nature and Science Schools program. The aim of the research is the informatics production workshops that take place together with the nature workshops; The aim of this study is to examine the effects of participants on their scientific attitudes, their beliefs in science and their attitudes towards STEM. Sequential explanatory design, which is one of the mixed research methods in which quantitative and qualitative approaches are used together, was used in the research. Secondary school students participating in the research went through a 70-hour training process. At the end of this process, it was seen that there was no significant change in the scientific attitudes and scientific views of the participants as a result of the measurements made with the measurement tools, but there was a positive increase in their attitudes towards STEM.

Keywords

  • Nature education
  • informatics production
  • STEM
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