Importance of pre-school science education

Creative Commons License

Demir Kaçan S., Çelikler D.

ERPA International Congresses on Education (ERPA), Budapest, Hungary, 18 - 21 May 2017, vol.37 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 37
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/shsconf/20173701040
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Keywords: Pre-school education, Science education, Prospective teacher
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Considering this aspect of the study, the objective of the study is determining the importance of science education in pre-school period. In this research, two open-ended questions were asked to the prospective teachers. In these questions, the focus was the importance of science education in the pre-school period for children and teachers. These two open-ended questions were developed and presented by two researchers, who are experts in their fields. The research was conducted with 4th year prospective pre-school students, who study at the pre-school teaching department of a university in Karadeniz region. For that purpose, 40 prospective pre-school teachers participated in the study. The data retrieved from the study were analyzed through content analysis. The results of the study provided various answers from the prospective teachers on the importance of science education both for children and themselves.