THE DETERMINATION OF OPINIONS OF PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS ON THE CURRICULUM OF SCIENCE COURSES ON THE BASIS OF THE 3-IDIOTS MOVIE


Koklukaya A. N.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, vol.14, no.3, pp.366-378, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.366-378
  • Keywords: Pre-service science teachers' perceptions, science, science curriculum, 3-idiots movie
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Science teaching emerged due to an attempt to understand the world around us and a sense of wonder at nature and survived until today by means of being supported by new research and findings. The implementation of science in schools is carried out with curriculums. The main purpose of the curriculum of science courses is to train all students in science literacy regardless of their individual differences. According to the educational program of sciences courses, audiovisual aids used in education with a learning objective which is one of these aids is one of the most effective ways to ensure permanent learning. Within this concept the purpose of the study is to determine the opinions of pre-service science teachers about the curriculum of the science lesson based upon the stories in the 3-Idiots movie. In this research, phenomenology research was used. As a data gathering tool, three semi-structured interview questions prepared accordingly to "3-Idiots" movie were used. According to the participants, the science curriculum must be lead in investigating, interrogating, criticising, curiosity and reconnoitering in terms of features that must be acquired for being scientifically literate individuals.