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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(6) 16-31

The Effect of Using Social Networks in The Inquiry-Based General Chemistry Laboratory Course

Ahmet Unal & Zekeriya Yerlikaya

pp. 16 - 31   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.382.2   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2101-01-0002.R2

Published online: December 03, 2021  |   Number of Views: 54  |  Number of Download: 314


Abstract

The aim of this research is to examine the effect of social network environment supported use of inquiry-based activities developed for the general chemistry laboratory course. Throughout the research, Attitude Towards General Chemistry Laboratory Scale and Science Process Skills Perception Scale were used as quantitative data gathering means and applied to students before and after the implementation. Eighty-three pre-service science teachers participated in this study. Study group was chosen from first graders who take "General Chemistry Laboratory" course with criterion sampling method that is one of the purposive sampling methods. Laboratory activities which were developed in terms of Science Process Skills (SPS) were used for Experimental Group 1 and these activities were also supported by social network and were applied for group Experimental Group 2, for group Control Group the Laboratory activities in curriculum textbooks that are weak in terms of SPS were applied. The effects on students' attitudes towards general chemistry lab and their perception of SPS were studied for all three groups. As a result of the research, it has been determined that the inquiry-based learning approach positively affects the Science Teaching students' perceptions of SPS but has no positive or negative effect on their attitudes towards the general chemistry laboratory. Moreover, it turned out that social network support positively contributed to students' attitudes towards the laboratory. When designing and implementing the activities included in the Science Education curriculum, it is important to consider all valuable teaching technologies, including internet and social networking sites. In case of an effective injury from these, efficiency in education and training can also increase positively.

Keywords: Inquiry, Laboratory, Social Networking, Science Process Skills


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APA 6th edition
Unal, A. & Yerlikaya, Z. (2021). The Effect of Using Social Networks in The Inquiry-Based General Chemistry Laboratory Course . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(6), 16-31. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.382.2

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Unal, A. and Yerlikaya, Z. (2021). The Effect of Using Social Networks in The Inquiry-Based General Chemistry Laboratory Course . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(6), pp. 16-31.

Chicago 16th edition
Unal, Ahmet and Zekeriya Yerlikaya (2021). "The Effect of Using Social Networks in The Inquiry-Based General Chemistry Laboratory Course ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (6):16-31. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.382.2.

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