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, vol.38, no.8, pp.1073-1079, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2010.38.8.1073
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1073-1079

Abstract

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.