International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(1) 147-173

Designing Technological Content Curriculum Materials Supported by Logger Pro: An Action Research

Ahmet Kumaş

pp. 147 - 173   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.9   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2105-29-0004.R1

Published online: February 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 21  |  Number of Download: 60


Abstract

This study aimed to develop teacher guide material for students who are uninterested in physics lessons in high schools. In this context, activities in which measurements are made with Logger Pro sensors, which are computer-applied with the innovative technology in 10th-grade optics subjects, have been developed. The study was carried out with 134 students at the school where the researcher taught in the spring semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. In the research, action research method was used. The action researcher personally intervened in the process at every stage of the implementation process to ensure that the teaching material became applicable. Interview, observation and student documents were used to test the hypotheses of the research. The research process was carried out in six stages: Logger pro-supported experimental application, simulation application, analogy application, associating with daily life, modeling and evaluation. Within the scope of action research, qualitative and quantitative methods were used together. Based on research findings; it has been revealed that the developed material is applicable in all types of schools where the 10th-grade physics course is taught, is understandable, overlaps with the content of the curriculum, and has an evaluation competence that can reflect the learning outcomes of the curriculum. As a result of the applications, the students' group success, understanding levels and application skills in the process improved positively in the five observation steps, but the attitudes and motivations of the students with high academic achievement were negatively affected. The reason for this is that it is seen as a waste of time for successful students to devote too much time to students with low academic success and learning together in order to advance group success. It was determined that the motivation and interest of the students reached the highest levels in the stages where the contents of the studies were supported by simulation and video.

Keywords: Education and Technology, Virtual Computing Laboratory, Technological Content Material, Science Education


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APA 6th edition
Kumas, A. (2022). Designing Technological Content Curriculum Materials Supported by Logger Pro: An Action Research . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), 147-173. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.9

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Kumas, A. (2022). Designing Technological Content Curriculum Materials Supported by Logger Pro: An Action Research . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), pp. 147-173.

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Kumas, Ahmet (2022). "Designing Technological Content Curriculum Materials Supported by Logger Pro: An Action Research ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (1):147-173. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.9.

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