THE EFFECT OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED SCIENCE INSTRUCTION ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCIENCE AND THE COMPUTER

Prof. Dr. Oğuz SERİN, Prof. Dr. Nergüz BULUT SERİN, Assoc. Prof. Dr. L. Filiz ÖZBAŞ

Abstract


The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of the use of the computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program prepared according to the constructivist approach in the primary school 6th grade level on students’ attitude toward science and the computer. The randomized pretest-posttest control group design based on the split-pilot model was used. The study was conducted on 6th grade primary school children who were assigned to experimental and control groups in a primary school in Buca, İzmir, Turkey. In this study the “Attitude Scale toward Science” and the “Attitude Scale toward the Computer” were used as a means of collecting data. T-test, paired-samples t-test, Man-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test for paired sample were used for analyses. It was determined that computer-assisted science instruction based on the constructivist method positively affected the attitude of students toward science and the computer and that there was a statistically significant difference in favor of the experimental group.

Key Words: computer-assisted instruction, constructivism, science, computer, attitude, primary school pupil

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International Journal of New Trends in Arts, Sports & Science Education (IJTASE)

ISSN: 2146-9466

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