Yıl 2020, Cilt 7 , Sayı 2, Sayfalar 144 - 155 2020-12-30

An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course

Yusuf İNEL [1] , Emrah URHAN [2]


This study aims to find out the effect of activities and practices on concept education to help carry out activities to teach these concepts more effectively and permanently, and determine student preconceptions about the concepts related to the landforms in the 5th-grade social studies curriculum in the learning subdomain called “People, Places and Environments.” It was conducted as an action research study, employing a qualitative research design. The participants of the study were 16 fifth graders who were studying at a state secondary school in Bekilli District of the province of Denizli, Turkey. Mind maps, worksheet activities, models and mock-up, focus group interviews and field notes were used as the data collection tools, concept development tools, and process support tools. Collected in four class hours, the data were subjected to statement-based content analysis, and then compared with the criteria developed for the related concept and converted into findings and conclusions. The findings indicate that the student group has a partial preliminary knowledge and perception of the distinctive landforms they see around them. However, the student group's preliminary knowledge and perception of the landforms they do not observe around them is insufficient. The results obtained at the end of the instructional intervention process indicate that the student group is confused about the definitions of the bay, gulf, cape, peninsula, island, strait, and ocean. With the activities implemented after the additional action plan, the student group made progress by effectively learning the basic and sub-dimensional landforms they were confused about. The student group found it useful to carry out mind maps and application activities and achieved effective learning with models and mock-ups. Based on research result, use of sightseeing –observation techniques can be recommended to social studies teachers.

Social Studies, Concept Teaching, Landforms, Action Research
  • Akdağ, Ş. (2010). İlköğretim 6. sınıf öğrencilerinin sosyal bilgiler dersi yeryüzünde yaşam ünitesindeki kavram yanılgıları [The misunderstanding of the expressions about the life on the, the expressions about the life on the land,the six grade students] (Unpublished master's thesis). Afyokkarahisar Kocatepe University, Insitute of Social Siences, Afyonkarahisar.
  • Akkuş, A. & Meydan, A. (2013). Sosyal bilgiler öğretiminde tarihi ve coğrafi mekân uygulamalarının değerlendirilmesi [Evaluatıon of hıstorıcal and geographıcal place ımplementatıons ın socıal scıences teachıng]. Uluslararası Avrasya Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 4(13), 14-30.
  • Akşit, İ. (2016). 7. Sınıf sosyal bilgiler dersi Türk tarihinde yolculuk ünitesinde geçen bazı kavramların öğrenilmesi sürecinde karşılaşılan sorunların belirlenmesi ve çözümüne yönelik bir eylem araştırması [An action research intended to solve and detect the encountered issues that are used during the process of studying of some concepts on the 7th grade social studies corse in the unit 'voyage in the history of Turkish] (Unpublished master's thesis). Uşak University, Insitute of Social Siences, Uşak.
  • Alkış, S. (2014). Sosyal bilgilerde kavram öğretimi [Concept teaching in social studies] M. S. (Ed.) içinde, Sosyal Bilgiler Öğretimi [Social studies teaching] (s.67-90). Ankara: Pegem Akademi.
  • Avcı, G. (2015). Altıncı sınıflarda sosyal bilgiler dersinde öğrencilerin coğrafi kavramları anlama düzeyleri ve kavram yanılgılarının belirlenmesi [The determination of students' levels of understanding geographical concepts and geographical misconceptions in sixth grade social studies course] (Unpublished master's thesis). Dokuz Eylül University, Insitute of Education Sciences. İzmir.
  • Avşar, S. (2010). İlköğretim ikinci kademe sosyal bilgiler derslerinde coğrafya konularının öğretiminde materyal kullanımının öğrenci başarısına etkisi [Second stage geography elementary social issues course of their teaching materials using the effect of student achievement] (Unpublished master's thesis). Selçuk University, Insitute of Education Sciences, Konya.
  • Barth, J. L., & Demirtaş, A. (1997). İlköğretim sosyal bilgiler öğretimi [Elementary social studies education]. Ankara: YÖK/Dünya Bankası Milli Eğitimi Geliştirme Projesi Öğretmen Eğitimi Dizisi.
  • Çelik, K. (2018). Sosyal bilgiler dersi yeryüzünde yaşam ünitesi iklim ve insan ilişkisi konularının materyal destekli öğretiminin bazı değişkenler açısından öğrencilerin akademik başarılarına etkisi [The effects of teaching life on earth unit climate and human relationship i̇ssues with in terms of some variables material assisted i̇nstruction on the academic achievement social studies course] (Unpublished master's thesis). Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Insitute of Education Sciences, Burdur.
  • Çifci, T. & Dikmenli, Y. (2016). Coğrafya öğretmenlerinin okul dışı coğrafya öğretimine ilişkin görüşleri [Geography Teachers Views with Regard to Teaching Geography Outdoors]. Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Kırşehir Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (KEFAD), 17(1), 363-382.
  • Dere, İ, & Aktaşlı, İ. (2019). Üretim, dağıtım ve tüketim kavramlarının öğretimine ilişkin bir eylem araştırması [An Action Research on the Teaching of Production, Distribution and Consumption Concepts]. Atatürk Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, 23(3), 1389-1406.
  • Dere, İ. & Aktaşlı, İ. (2020). Conscious consumerism education in social studies courses: Reflections of an action research. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 7(1), 215-227. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.666525
  • Doğanay, A. (2005). Öğretimde kavram ve genellemelerin geliştirilmesi [Development of concepts and generalizations in teaching]. C. Ö. (Ed) içinde, Hayat Bilgisi ve Sosyal Bilgiler Öğretimi [Life Science and Social Studies Teaching] (s. 227-255). Ankara: Pegem Akademi Yayınevi.
  • Doğrukök, A. (2004). İlköğretim 6. sınıf sosyal bilgiler dersinde yer alan kavramların kazandırılma düzeyi: Konya örneği [The to be enabled level of concept in 6'th plas social studies course: Simple Konya] (Unpublished master's thesis). Gazi University, Institute of Education Sciences, Ankara.
  • Gültekin, E. (2016). Ortaokul 5. sınıf sosyal bilgiler dersi "adım adım türkiye" ünitesinde bulunan kavramların kazandırılmasına ilişkşin öğretmen görüşleri [Teachers' views on teaching the concepts of the 'Step by step Turkey' unit of secondary school 5th grade Social Science lesson] (Unpublished master's thesis). Adnan Menderes University, Insitute of Social Siences, Aydın.
  • Johnson, A. (2014). Eylem araştırması el kitabı. [Action research handbook] (Çev. Y. Uzuner. M. Özten Anay). Ankara: Anı Yayıncılık.
  • Martorella, P. (1996). Teaching social studies the elemantary school / the basics og citizenship. New Jersy: Prentice-Hall, İnc.
  • MEB. (2005). İlköğretim sosyal bilgiler dersi 6-7. sınıf öğretim program [Primary social studies course 6-7. classroom curriculum]. Ankara: MEB.
  • Meydan, A. (2001). İlköğretim birinci kademe sosyal bilgiler öğretimi coğrafya ünitelerinin işlenişinde laboratuvar ve görsel-işitsel materyal kullanımının öğrencilerin niteliksel gelişimine etkisinin değerlendirilmesi [Evaluation of the effect of the usage of laboratories and audio-visual materials, in teaching first stage primary education teaching social science geography units, on the development in quality] (Unpublished master's thesis). Selçuk University, Insitute of Education Sciences, Konya.
  • Senemoğlu, N. (2004). Kuramdan uygulamaya gelişim, öğrenme ve öğretim [Development, learning and teaching from theory to practice]. Ankara: Gazi Kitapevi.
  • Süer, S. (2010). 6. sınıf sosyal bilgiler dersinde coğrafi kavramlar bakımından öğrencilerin hazırbulunuşluk düzeyleri ve bu kavamların geliştirlmesi [Social sciences course of 6th grade and teaching of these terms via different methods and techniques] (Unpublished master's thesis). Marmara University, Insitute of Education Sciences, İstanbul.
  • Talay, F. (2011). İlköğretim 6. sınıf sosyal bilgiler dersi kapsamında işlenen yeryüzünde yaşam ünitesinde geçen coğrafya kavramlarının kazanılmışlık düzeyi. [For the students of the 6. grade students in social sciences, the assessment of acquisition level of geographical concepts in life unit] (Unpublished master's thesis). Kastamonu University, Insitute of Education Sciences, Kastamonu.
  • Tokcan, H. (2015). Sosyal bilgilerde kavram öğretimi [Concept teaching in social studies]. Ankara: Pegem Akademi.
  • Ülgen, G. (2004). Kavram geliştirme kuramlar ve uygulamalar (4.Baskı), [Concept development theories and applications (4th Edition)] Ankara: Nobel Yayın Dağıtım. Wolcott, H. (1994). Transforming qualitative data:. Newbury Park CA: Sage.
  • Yazıcı, H., & Samancı, O. (2003). İlköğretim öğrencilerinin sosyal bilgiler ders konuları ile ilgili bazı kavramları anlama düzeyleri [The levels of elementary school students' understanding of some concepts related to social studies course subjects]. Milli Eğitim Dergisi, (158), 83-90.
  • Yıldırım, A., & Şimşek, H. (2005). Sosyal bilimlerde nitel araştırma yöntemleri (5.Baskı) [Qualitative research methods in social sciences (5th Edition)]. Ankara: Seçkin Yayınevi.
  • Yükselir, A. (2006). İlköğretim altıncı sınıf sosyal bilgiler programında geçen kavramların kazanımı ve kalıcılığında kavram analizi yönteminin etkisi.[ The Effect of the concept analysis method on the learning and permanance of the concepts of social sciences programme in the sixth ear of the primary education] (Unpublished master's thesis). Çukurova University, Insitute of Social Sciences, Adana.
Birincil Dil en
Konular Sosyal
Bölüm Articles
Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0003-0739-5730
Yazar: Yusuf İNEL
Kurum: UŞAK ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-3887-7812
Yazar: Emrah URHAN (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: T.C. MİLLİ EĞİTİM BAKANLIĞI
Ülke: Turkey


Tarihler

Yayımlanma Tarihi : 30 Aralık 2020

Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ijcer774622, journal = {International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-3868}, address = {}, publisher = {Mustafa AYDIN}, year = {2020}, volume = {7}, pages = {144 - 155}, doi = {10.33200/ijcer.774622}, title = {An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course}, key = {cite}, author = {İnel, Yusuf and Urhan, Emrah} }
APA İnel, Y , Urhan, E . (2020). An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research , 7 (2) , 144-155 . DOI: 10.33200/ijcer.774622
MLA İnel, Y , Urhan, E . "An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course" . International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 (2020 ): 144-155 <http://ijcer.net/tr/pub/issue/58098/774622>
Chicago İnel, Y , Urhan, E . "An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 (2020 ): 144-155
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course AU - Yusuf İnel , Emrah Urhan Y1 - 2020 PY - 2020 N1 - doi: 10.33200/ijcer.774622 DO - 10.33200/ijcer.774622 T2 - International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 144 EP - 155 VL - 7 IS - 2 SN - -2148-3868 M3 - doi: 10.33200/ijcer.774622 UR - https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.774622 Y2 - 2020 ER -
EndNote %0 International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course %A Yusuf İnel , Emrah Urhan %T An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course %D 2020 %J International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research %P -2148-3868 %V 7 %N 2 %R doi: 10.33200/ijcer.774622 %U 10.33200/ijcer.774622
ISNAD İnel, Yusuf , Urhan, Emrah . "An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 7 / 2 (Aralık 2020): 144-155 . https://doi.org/10.33200/ijcer.774622
AMA İnel Y , Urhan E . An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2020; 7(2): 144-155.
Vancouver İnel Y , Urhan E . An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2020; 7(2): 144-155.
IEEE Y. İnel ve E. Urhan , "An Action Research Study on Teaching the Landform Concepts in a Fifth Grade Social Studies Course", International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, c. 7, sayı. 2, ss. 144-155, Ara. 2021, doi:10.33200/ijcer.774622