Abstract


INVESTIGATION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN LIFE SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE EDUCATION (2000-2020)

The aim of this study is to investigate the interdisciplinary studies in the fields of life studies, social studies and science education carried out in Turkey between the years 2000-2020. A total of 38 scientific studies from postgraduate theses (16 pieces) and articles (22 pieces) scanned in TR Index Ulakbim between 2000-2020, which are open to access on the official website of the National Thesis Center of the Council of Higher Education, were included in this review. All the studies reviewed; it was classified in terms of publication year, publication type, research method, sample group, data collection tools, keywords, and distribution of interdisciplinary ties. In the study, data were collected by document analysis, which is one of the qualitative research methods. In the analysis of the data, coding was done by using content analysis and the frequency values were presented. According to the results of this research, it is seen that the number of studies covering the fields of social studies and science is the highest. It has been understood that the studies covering the fields of life sciences and science are the least. When examined according to the research method; while more quantitative methods were used in articles, it was found that qualitative research methods were preferred in theses. Mixed method studies were less preferred in both types of publications. When the study groups were examined in the studies, it was seen that they generally worked with primary school students and university students. When the data collection tools used in the publications are examined, survey form, likert type scales, achievement tests, observation and interview forms, and diaries have been the most preferred tools. When the keywords used in the theses are examined; different themes were identified as environment, textbook, curriculum, teachers, reports, attitude, measurement-evaluation, awareness, and concept. In the keywords used in the theses, it is seen that the theme of "curriculum" is also included in the articles. It is seen that the ties and the integration between the interdisciplinary studies in the field of social studies, life sciences and science between 2000-2020 are made within the framework of the "curriculum".



Keywords

Social studies, life science, science education, interdisciplinary.


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