THE INFLUENCE OF PROJECT-BASED CURRICULA ON SIX-YEAR-OLD PRESCHOOLERS' CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT


ARAL N., KANDIR A. , BÜTÜN AYHAN A., CAN YAŞAR M.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, cilt.38, sa.8, ss.1073-1079, 2010 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2224/sbp.2010.38.8.1073
  • Dergi Adı: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1073-1079

Özet

The aim in this study was to understand the effects of project-based curricula on 6-year-old preschool children's conceptual development. Two classes of 14 preschoolers were assigned at random, 1 to the experimental group and the other to the control group. The experimental children's group took part in project-based educat ion for a total of 12 weeks while the control group followed the regular preschool curriculum. Data about the children's conceptual development were gathered using the Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Revised (Bracken, 1998), which was previously adapted for 6-year-old Turkish children by Biittin Ayhan and Aral (2007). The results revealed that all children improved their scores between the time of pretest and posttest, but there was a small difference in favor of the experimental group in the posttest scores.