Investigating of conceptions of learning biology with respect to gender, grade level and school type
1 Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University,Education faculty, Department of Educational Sciences, Karaman, 70100, Turkey
2 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Education Faculty, Department of Primary Education, Karaman, 70100, Turkey
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The aim of this study was to describe the students’ conceptions of learning biology (COLB) and investigate students’ COLB with respect to gender, grade level and school type. COLB questionnaire was implemented in 1691 high school students. In general, this study recognized students preferred higher-level conceptions of learning (increasing knowledge, application, understanding and seeing in a new way) to lower-level conceptions (memorizing, preparing for exams and calculating and practicing). Based on MANOVA results, there are statistically significant correlation between grade level, school type and categories of conceptions of learning biology. However, no interaction between students’ gender and COLB factors was found, indicating that there was no statistically significant mean difference between male and female students with respect to all seven categories of COLB.
Key words: conceptions of learning / gender / grade level / school type
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