Examination of the Relationship between Preservice Science Teachers' Scientific Reasoning and Problem Solving Skills on Basic Mechanics


33rd International Physics Congress of the Turkish-Physical-Society (TPS), Bodrum, Türkiye, 6 - 10 Eylül 2017, cilt.1935 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 1935
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.5025998
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Bodrum
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye


The purpose of this study is to determine relationship between scientific reasoning and mechanics problem solving skills of students in science education program. Scientific Reasoning Skills Test (SRST) and Basic Mechanics Knowledge Test (BMKT) were applied to 90 second, third and fourth grade students who took Scientific Reasoning Skills course at science teaching program of Gazi Faculty of Education for three successive fall semesters of 2014, 2015 and 2016 academic years. It was found a statistically significant positive (p = 0.038 < 0.05) but a low correlation (r = 0.219) between SRST and BMKT. There were no significant relationship among Conservation Laws, Proportional Thinking, Combinational Thinking, Correlational Thinking, Probabilistic Thinking subskills of reasoning and BMKT. There were significant and positive correlation among Hypothetical Thinking and Identifying and Controlling Variables subskills of reasoning and BMKT. The findings of the study were compared with other studies in the field and discussed.