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Year 2023, Volume: 9 Issue: 2, 85 - 100, 01.04.2023
https://doi.org/10.55549/jeseh.1272793

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The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a STEM Education Course for Pre-Service Science Teachers

Year 2023, Volume: 9 Issue: 2, 85 - 100, 01.04.2023
https://doi.org/10.55549/jeseh.1272793

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to design, implement, and evaluate a course according to a STEM education approach for pre-service science teachers. The study was conducted in three phases according to an educational design research method: preliminary research, development or prototyping, and assessment (Plomp & Nieveen, 2013). The STEM education pre-knowledge form, STEM lesson plans, the STEM lesson plan evaluation form, STEM self-evaluation, and peer-evaluation forms, and a semi-structured face-to-face interview form were used as qualitative data collection tools. Data were analyzed by methods of content analysis. The results suggest that pre-service science teachers need education in the dimensions of the theoretical structure of STEM education, STEM disciplines and integration, 21st-century skills, sample STEM activities, current science curriculum, STEM learning/teaching methods and techniques, measurement and assessment for STEM education, collaboration with peers, and planning-implementing a lesson according to STEM education. The findings showed that the STEM course design developed through this study was seen to be effective in responding pre-service teachers’ needs. In STEM course design, six activities were prepared in the context of designing a 21st-century house and designing a vehicle according to the trans-disciplinary model and hands on-minds on method. According to the relevant literature, the findings were discussed and future studies should provide collaboration with pre-service teachers, students, and in-service teachers. Future studies should also focus on developing the knowledge and skills of pre-service teachers about engineering and technology discipline and show how to integrate these disciplines into their real-life problems.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Special Education and Disabled Education
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Kibar SUNGUR-GUL This is me
NEVSEHIR HACI BEKTAS VELI UNIVERSITY
Türkiye


Mehmet Fatih TASAR This is me
GAZI UNIVERSITY
Türkiye

Early Pub Date July 23, 2023
Publication Date April 1, 2023
Published in Issue Year 2023 Volume: 9 Issue: 2

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SUNGUR-GUL, K., & TASAR, M. F. (2023). The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a STEM Education Course for Pre-Service Science Teachers. Journal of Education in Science Environment and Health, 9(2), 85-100. https://doi.org/10.55549/jeseh.1272793