Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1837

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of attainments in 2018 Life Sciences curriculum based on the views of primary school teachers

Selçuk Şimşek
  • Selçuk Şimşek
  • Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey.
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Ali Rıza Erdem
  • Ali Rıza Erdem
  • Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 26 May 2020
  •  Accepted: 25 June 2020
  •  Published: 30 June 2020

Abstract

Life Science is a course that has been taught since the beginning of the first years of Turkish Republic. Life Science curriculum was revised in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1968 and 1998, 2004, 2009, 2015, 2017 and 2018. When the structure of 2018 Life Sciences curriculum is examined, it is seen that the curriculum is composed of general aims, values, basic survival skills, concepts, units and attainments. In Life Sciences curriculum themes were replaced by the units. In order to gain the features that are in the structure of Life Sciences curriculum (values, basic survival skills, concepts), “attainments” are formed in the units.  In this study, primary school teachers’ evaluation about the attainments in 2018 Life Sciences curriculum was discussed. 323 primary school teachers working in Pamukkale and Merkezefendi districts of Denizli province are included in the sample of the study; they were chosen utilizing random sampling technique among first second and third year primary school teachers. In the study, data were collected using the scale titled “Evaluating Life Sciences curriculum in terms of teachers’ views.” Cronbach alpha value was 0.895 and 0.978 in the original form and in this study, respectively. Primary school teachers are of the opinion that "I agree" on the attainments in 2018 Life Science curriculum.   

 

Key words: Life Sciences, curriculum, attainment, primary school teacher, views.