Effect of Activities Prepared by Different Teaching Techniques on Scientific Creativity Levels of Prospective Pre-school Teachers

Nur Akcanca, Lale Cerrah Ozsevgec

APA 6th edition
Akcanca, N., & Ozsevgec, L.C. (2018). Effect of Activities Prepared by Different Teaching Techniques on Scientific Creativity Levels of Prospective Pre-school Teachers. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(1), 71-86. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.1.71

Akcanca N., and Ozsevgec L.C. 2018 'Effect of Activities Prepared by Different Teaching Techniques on Scientific Creativity Levels of Prospective Pre-school Teachers', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 71-86. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.1.71

Chicago 16th edition
Akcanca, Nur and Ozsevgec, Lale Cerrah . "Effect of Activities Prepared by Different Teaching Techniques on Scientific Creativity Levels of Prospective Pre-school Teachers". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 1(2018): 71-86. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.1.71


The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the activities, which are prepared by teaching techniques that support scientific creativity, on the scientific creativity levels of prospective pre-school teachers. In the research, combined design is used, which is one of the mixed research approaches. The study group of the research included a total of 46 prospective pre-school teachers who have studied in the Education Faculty of Kafkas University in 2016-2017 academic year. The applications were carried out in the "science education" which is one of the third-grade 5th-semester courses of the pre-primary education program. The application process was completed in 4 hours a week for a total of 40 hours. In the analysis of the quantitative data collected by Scientific Creativity Test, percentage calculation and t-test were used. Explanatory and inferential codes were used in the analysis of qualitative data obtained from the in-class observations. As a result of the research, it was seen that the course activities in which different techniques were used positively influenced the scientific creativity levels of the prospective teachers. Prospective teachers' level of skills involved in creative trait, creative process, and creative product sub-dimensions also developed. It has been suggested in the direction of these results that different techniques should be used together to develop scientific creativity.

Keywords: Scientific creativity, pre-school prospective teachers, science education, instructional techniques supporting scientific creativity.


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