Yıldırım, Ali
The literature on teaching thinking reflects a major controversy that results from two distinctive theoretical views about the nature of thinking. One focuses on content of thinking, and the other emphasizes skills involved in thinking. However, an attempt to understand practitioners' perceptions of these theories is generally absent in the literature. The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' theoretical orientations toward teaching thinking, using a survey questionnaire. Ths sample include 285 New York State public schoolteachers, and the results showed that less than one fourth of the teachers presented a clear content or skill orientation. The majority had mixed views about these two theories, indicating that neither orientation was predominant among teachers.


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The aim of this study was to examine middle school science textbooks according to some criteria in terms of nature of science (NOS). A total of three middle school science textbooks in 6th, 7th and 8th grade and two biology units were analyzed in each textbook. In the 6th grade science textbooks, “Reproduction, Development and Growth in Living Beings”and “Systems in Our Body” units, in the 7th grade science textbook, “Systems in Our Body” and “Human and Environment” units, in the 8th grade science textbook,...
Elementary Students' Scientific Epistemological Beliefs in Relation to Socio-Economic Status and Gender
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This study investigated students’ scientific epistemological beliefs in relation to socio-economic status (SES) and gender. Data were obtained from 1,152 eight grade Turkish elementary school students using Scientific Epistemological Beliefs instrument. Canonical correlation analysis indicated that students with a working mother and educated parents as well as greater number of books at home together with a separate study room are more likely to have tentative views and less likely to have fixed views about...
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The aim of this study was to investigate whether flipped learning affects pre-service teachers' achievement and perceptions related to the classroom environment. This experimental study was conducted in the fall semester of 2017-2018 for 11 weeks at a state university in Turkey and included a total of 56 pre-service teachers. An achievement test and a scale were implemented to collect the data. The analyses through descriptive and inferential statistical analysis techniques showed that flipped learning grou...
Learner-friendly textbooks: Chemistry texts based on a constructivist view of learning
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In this study, the use of inquiry methods, learning cycles, a conceptual change model and analogy in creating alternative science texts was discussed. An alternative text on the topic of acids and bases was created by integrating the methods and models discussed in this paper. The alternative text and a sample of a traditional text taken from a textbook, which is still used in Turkish high schools, were given to two groups, totaling 42 pre-service teachers-the alternative text was given to an experimental g...
Citation Formats
A. Yıldırım, “TEACHERS THEORETICAL ORIENTATIONS TOWARD TEACHING THINKING,” JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, pp. 28–35, 1994, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/57809.