Investigation of Four Problems on the Units of Force and Motion with Pressure and Buoyancy in the Secondary School Physics Textbooks

Kavcar N., Kaya U.

32nd International Physics Congress of Turkish-Physical-Society (TPS), Bodrum, Turkey, 6 - 09 September 2016, vol.1815 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1815
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4976428
  • City: Bodrum
  • Country: Turkey
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In the study the four problems defined on three units in the textbooks in accordance with the 2013 Secondary School Physics Curriculum have been investigated. The study carried out in the Spring semester of education year 2015 2016, within the scope of an undergraduate course. Method of the study is the descriptive model based on qualitative research technics. The data collection instruments were textbook evaluation reports prepared by the participants and pre-service teachers, and presentations reflecting teachers' and pre-service teachers' ideas on the textbooks. A document analysis was conducted by means of these data collection tools. It has been concluded that in the related units a significant shortcoming is not found regarding being student-centered, activity-based and contex-based approximations. However, some shortcomings were found in activity-gain concordance with assessment and evaluation applications. On the basis of the collected data, some recommendations for improving the textbooks have been presented.