Development a Material Used in Case-Based Learning Laboratory Application and Students’ Views

Tuğçe GÜNTER, Sibel Kılınç ALPAT


The objective of this study is to investigate students’ views about the case study and case-based learning (CBL). The case study is prepared concerning the complex formation titration based on ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid compound (EDTA) and complex formation reaction of metal ions and the experiment of hardness determination in water in the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory course. The sample of this descriptive study consists of 2nd, 4th and 5th grade pre-service student teachers (N=23) (ages between 20-23 years-old) studying in the department of Chemistry Teaching at a university in Izmir. ‘Structured Interview Form’ was used as data collection tool. The data were analyzed via content analysis, which is a qualitative analysis technique. As a result of the study; it was determined that students had positive views about the CBL method and they believed that it was convenient and comprehensible and that the case study being prepared was an entertaining study building up the desire for investigation and motivation. 


case-based learning, hardness determination in water, scenario, structured interview, students’ views

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