Investigation of the Contribution of Differentiated Instruction into Science Literacy

Cihad Şentürk, Hakan Sari

Abstract


The aim of this study is to reveal contributions of the differentiated instruction implemented in the primary school 4th grade science course into science literacy levels of the students. The case study method among qualitative research methods were used in the study. The research was carried out in the second term of 2015-2016 academic year. The study group consisted of the 4th grade students (n=23, 9-10 aged) studying in the Kozabirlik Primary State School in Bilecik city center in Turkey. Interviews (teachers and students), observations and student diary forms were administrated as data collection tools in the study. The content analysis method was implemented in the analysis of the obtained data. It was concluded from the findings that the differentiated instruction improved involvements of the students with the science-technology-society and the environment and developed their scientific process skills and thus contributed to the science literacy levels of the students.


Keywords


differentiated instruction, curriculum differentiation, science literacy, qualitative research method

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17583/qre.2018.3383

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