THE RELATION OF 6TH GRADE SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH DAILY LIFE: AN EXAMPLE OF CELL

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Ümmühan Ormancı Salih Cepni

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Among the basic aims of education, raising students as individuals that have the knowledge regarding the field as science literates and relate and reflect this knowledge to their daily life takes part. For this purpose, the curriculum and lessons should be given importance to daily life. At this point, in order for teachers to be able to include the relationship with daily life in their lessons, it is necessary to include the relationship with daily life in the textbooks. In the study, it is aimed to analyse the case of relation the cell subject in sixth-grade science textbook with daily life. The problem sentence of the study was, "How is the relationship between daily life in the cell and the subject in the 6th grade science book?" In the study document analysis, which is one of the qualitative research methods, was used. The data is obtained from the science textbook advised by Turkey Ministry of National Education. In the evaluation of the data the control List of Relation with Daily Life (In Materials, Lesson Plans, Textbooks, Class Observations), which was developed by the researchers, was used. According to the findings obtained from the study, it can be said that relation with daily life in the cell subject is at a medium level with 41.6% frequency and at deficient level with 32.4% frequency. Within this context, the relation level of the cell subject in the sixth-grade science textbook with daily life is at medium and deficient. In this context, considering that textbooks are one of the main sources of teachers, it can be stated that this situation is a negative situation in terms of relation with daily life. At this point, it can be said that similar studies can be done on other subjects in order to understand the situation in the textbooks.

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ORMANCI, Ümmühan; CEPNI, Salih. THE RELATION OF 6TH GRADE SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL WITH DAILY LIFE: AN EXAMPLE OF CELL. MOJES: Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 4, p. 1-14, sep. 2019. ISSN 2289-3024. Available at: <https://mojes.um.edu.my/article/view/20057>. Date accessed: 16 nov. 2019.
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