THE EFFECT OF CREATING A MIND MAP ON HOW PROSPECTIVE SCIENCE TEACHERS LEARN ABOUT THE LIVES OF SCIENTISTS: THE CASE OF ALBERT EINSTEIN

Esin Şahin, Hediye Atak, Tuğçe Sena Köydedurmaz

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The aim of this study was to determine the effect of creating a mind map on how prospective science teachers learn about the lives of scientists. The study group of this qualitative study consisted of 23 prospective teachers who were studying in the Science Teaching Program of a state university in the 2016-2017 academic year. During the research, the prospective teachers created a mind map about Albert Einstein over a period of one week by using notes given to them. Data were collected from the prospective teachers through pre-test and post-test. The data obtained from the tests were subjected to content analysis. As a result of the study, it was seen that mind maps have a significant positive effect on the teaching of lives of scientists. With regard to incorrect information detected in a number of prospective teachers, it was inferred that it may have occurred while the mind map was being created or it may already have been present before.

 

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.2680

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