Analysing Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Their Science Classroom in Relation to Attitudes and Motivation

Arısoy, Naziye
Çakıroğlu, Jale
Sungur, Semra
Telli, Sibel
In recent years, education has been blamed for graduates not being sufficiently able to apply their knowledge to solve complex problems in working contexts. Therefore, the development and implementation of instructional practices that foster students’ skills to communicate, think and reason effectively, make judgements about the accuracy of information, solve complex problems and work collaboratively in diverse teams, remains an important challenge for today’s education (Pellegrino, Chodowsky, & Glaser, 2001).


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N. Arısoy, J. Çakıroğlu, S. Sungur, and S. Telli, Analysing Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Their Science Classroom in Relation to Attitudes and Motivation. 2016.