THE EFFECT OF PEER INSTRUCTION METHOD ON THE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ SUCCESS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COURSE
AKRAN ÖĞRETİMİ YÖNTEMİNİN ORTAOKUL ÖĞRENCİLERİNİN FEN VE TEKNOLOJİ DERSİNDEKİ BAŞARISINA ETKİSİ

Author : Özgür YEŞİLOĞLU - - Sibel KARACA - Önder ŞİMŞEK
Number of pages : 309-320

Abstract

The aim of the study is to test the effect of the Peer Instruction Method on secondary school students’ success in science and technology course. In the study pre-experimental design was used. The students of one of the 6th grade classes from Erzurum Sabancı Secondary School were given a concept test as a pretest first and then as a posttest after application. Consisting of 27–item questions, the concept test in the application is a valid and reliable one which was first tested by Ionnides and Vasnidou (1978). According to SPSS-16 program, it was seen that Peer Instuction Method led to a significant increase in the level of learning the science concepts for the 6th grade students. Additionally, the researcher asked for the teacher’s opinions who joined classes as an observer during the application. By the help of teacher's views, qualitative data that support and explain quantitative data were obtained.

Keywords

Active Learning, Peer Instruction, Science Education.

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