Information Package / Course Catalogue
Action Research in Science Education
Course Code: İFB534
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

Action research is popular in educational science and science education for over a decade. Action research, is called as teacher research alternatively, includes teachers to develop solution to their problems faced in their own classes or institutions, in line to an action plan. Therefore, the aim of this course is to create awareness about action researches in science education, get knowledge about action research examples, to analyze previous action research studies critically, and construct action research proposals.

Course Content

Action research design, foundation, background and important terms of action research, critical view on action research, action research proposals.

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Learning Outcomes
1.Differentiates action research from other types of research designs.
2.Knows the types of action research.
3.Selects the type of action research most apporiate to the topic.
4.Critically analyze action research examples in science education literature.
5.Prepares an action resarch proposal.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Johnson, A. P. (2019). Eylem Araştırması El Kitabı.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
An overview to action research Science, Research, and Instruction
Week 2 - Theoretical
Introduction to action research To Use Action Research for Problem Solving
Week 3 - Theoretical
Start Literature Review
Week 4 - Theoretical
Data Gathering Methods
Week 5 - Theoretical
Data Analysis Methods
Week 6 - Theoretical
Quantitative Methods in Action Research
Week 7 - Theoretical
To Evaluate, Describe, and Propose Research, ve
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
MIDTERM
Week 9 - Theoretical
To Report Findings in Action Researches
Week 10 - Theoretical
Discussion: Your Action Plan To Write an Action Research Report
Week 11 - Theoretical
To Present Your Action Research Action Research as a Master Thesis
Week 12 - Theoretical
Strategies for Professional Advancement and Improvement
Week 13 - Theoretical
A Critique of an Action Research
Week 14 - Theoretical
Presentation of Action Research Proposals
Week 15 - Theoretical
Presentation of Action Research Proposals
Week 16 - Final Exam
FINAL
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%20
Final Examination1%30
Attending Lectures14%10
Term Assignment2%40
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Term Project227360
Midterm Examination120323
Final Examination130333
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
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Adnan Menderes University - Information Package / Course Catalogue