The Effects of Different Activities on Reasoning Skills of Prospective Teachers


Journal of Turkish Science Education, vol.7, no.4, pp.189-191, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Journal of Turkish Science Education
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-191
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


College students and prospective teachers generally do not have appropriate reasoningabilities (Akerson, & Volrich, 2006; Bell, Blair, Crawford, & Lederman, 2003; Brickhous,Dagher, Letts, & Shipman, 2000; Lawson, 1995; Lawson, 2005; Quitadamo, & Kurtz, 2007).Because scientific prosses skills and reasoning abilities relate each other, the more qualityreasoning abilities students and prospective teachers achieve, the more effective scientificprocess skills they use. Due to both National Research Council (1996) and recently TheMinistry of Education have given a matter preferential consideration scientific process skills,in teacher training, especially in science teaching; development of scientific process skills andreasoning abilities have become important. Open ended experiments and minds on activetieshave a central role on development of mentioned skills and abilities.