The Effect of The Activities Carried out in Out-Of-School Learning Environments Based on Socio-Scientific Issues on The Decision-Making of The Students

Melike Yavuz Topaloğlu, Fatime Balkan Kıyıcı

Abstract


Determining the effects of the activities carried out in out-of-school learning environments based on socio-scientific issues on the decision-making of the 7th grade students is the aim of this study. The embbeded research design which is one of the mixed research design method was used. Twenty-one 7th grade students studying at a secondary school were included in this study. While "Adolescent Decision-Making Questionnaire" was used as the data collection tool, semi-structured interviews were held. Friedman Test and Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test were used to analyze the data obtained from the adolescent decision-making scale. Content anaylsis was used to anaylze data obtained from the semi-structured interviews. At the end of the research, it was confirmed that the activities carried out in out-of-school learning environments based on socio-scientific issues affect the decision-making processes, self-esteem levels and vigilance which is a positive coping style for decision-making of the students. Besides, it was concluded that the qualitative findings of the study supported the obtained results of the study as well.


Keywords


out-of school learning environments;socio-scientific issues;decision-making skills

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