Yıl 2021, Cilt 6 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 72 - 80 2021-01-04

The Effect of Programming with Scratch Course on Reflective Thinking Skills of Students Towards Problem Solving

Esra Çoban BUDAK [1] , Aynur Kolburan GEÇER [2] , Arzu Deveci TOPAL [3]

With the development of information and communication technologies, access to information is becoming easier every day. Consequently, individuals' abilities to interpret information that especially exists in the learning processes, to produce new knowledge and to use the information produced have gained more importance day by day. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of digital story design made by students working on project in groups using Scratch program on their reflective thinking skills towards problem solving. The sample of the study consisted of 82 students who attended Basic Computer Sciences (Social) course and studied in the verbal departments such as History, Archaeology and Philosophy of Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Kocaeli University in the 2018-2019 academic year. In this study, single-group pretest-posttest experimental design was used and data were collected by “Reflective Thinking Skill Towards Problem Solving Scale”. According to the findings, it was determined that teaching of Scratch programming has a positive effect on reflective thinking skills of the students studying in the departments of Archelogy, Philosophy and History and is mostly effective in sub-dimension of questioning. In future studies, students' reflective thinking skills towards problem solving can be measured through project-based, observational applications and achievement tests.
Scratch program, Reflective thinking skills towards, problem solving, Basic Computer Sciences course
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Bilgi Sistemleri
Bölüm Research Article

Orcid: 0000-0003-4408-8836
Yazar: Esra Çoban BUDAK
Kurum: Kocaeli University
Ülke: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-2000-9526
Yazar: Aynur Kolburan GEÇER
Kurum: Kocaeli University
Ülke: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0001-5090-8592
Yazar: Arzu Deveci TOPAL (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: Kocaeli University
Ülke: Turkey


Başvuru Tarihi : 11 Ağustos 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 9 Aralık 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 4 Ocak 2021

APA Budak, E , Geçer, A , Topal, A . (2021). The Effect of Programming with Scratch Course on Reflective Thinking Skills of Students Towards Problem Solving . Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age , 6 (1) , 72-80 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/joltida/issue/59433/854205