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Hummel, Eberhard; Fancovicov√°, Jana; Randler, Christoph; Ozel, Murat; Usak, Muhammet; Medina-Jerez, William; Prokop, Pavol – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Birds are one of the most important species that can help protect biodiversity. Although birds are important beings for biodiversity and human existence, there is a relatively less quantity of research that has investigated the interest in and attitudes toward birds. This study aims to investigate the knowledge level of and attitudes toward birds…
Descriptors: Animals, Questionnaires, Student Interests, Cross Cultural Studies
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Erdogan, Mehmet; Bahar, Mehmet; Ozel, Ruhan; Erdas, Eda; Usak, Muhammet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of the study is to analyze comparatively 2002 (previous) and 2006 (current) Early Childhood Curricula with regard to concepts and attainments associated with environmental education (EE). 2002 and 2006 preschool curricula were firstly retrieved from the web-site of Board of Education and then subjected to content analysis across 41…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Preschool Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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Erdogan, Mehmet; Bahar, Mehmet; Usak, Muhammet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study is to analyze 9th-12th grade Biology Course Curricula started to be implemented in 2007 with regard to concepts and attainments addressing to environmental education. In this regard, 9th-12th grade Biology Course Curricula were analyzed using content-analysis technique, one of the qualitative research methods. 9th-12th grade…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Biology, Secondary School Curriculum, Content Analysis
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Fancovicova, Jana; Prokop, Pavol; Usak, Muhammet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of using website in biology education. We have explored the World Wide Web as a possible tool for education about health and nutrition. The websites were teaching tools for primary school students. Control groups used the traditional educational materials as books or worksheets,…
Descriptors: Biology, Internet, Nutrition Instruction, Web Sites
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Usak, Muhammet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
The purpose of this study is to explain prospective science and technology teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) about the cell. Lesson preparation, laboratory plan, interview with teacher candidates, and concept mapping were used to collect the data for prospective teacher's PCK. The study was conducted with six prospective science and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods
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Ozel, Murat; Erdogan, Mehmet; Usak, Muhammet; Prokop, Pavol – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate high school students' knowledge and attitudes regarding biotechnology and its various applications. In addition, whether students' knowledge and attitudes differed according to age and gender were also explored. The Biotechnology Knowledge Questionnaire (BKQ) with 16 items and the Biotechnology Attitude…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level