Science Education Beyond the Classroom: A Field Trip to Wind Power Plant

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Year-Number: 2010-Volume 2, Issue 1

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A field trip for Science Teacher candidates was organized to Bandırma Wind Power Plant in accordance to Energy and Environment lecture and the effects of this trip to learning outcomes were examined from different perspectives. Participants to this trip were 34 Science Teacher candidates who were from 4th grade Sakarya University Education Faculty. After the trip, thoughts of participants were collected by a form including open-ended questions. According to the answers to these questions, Science Teacher candidates think that this trip is distinguished by giving an opportunity to learn at first-hand, providing observation chance, bridging over meaningful and lasting learning as a result of observing the learned information as substantial and also providing an opening to socialization and fun.

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A field trip for Science Teacher candidates was organized to Bandırma Wind Power Plant in accordance to Energy and Environment lecture and the effects of this trip to learning outcomes were examined from different perspectives. Participants to this trip were 34 Science Teacher candidates who were from 4th grade Sakarya University Education Faculty. After the trip, thoughts of participants were collected by a form including open-ended questions. According to the answers to these questions, Science Teacher candidates think that this trip is distinguished by giving an opportunity to learn at first-hand, providing observation chance, bridging over meaningful and lasting learning as a result of observing the learned information as substantial and also providing an opening to socialization and fun.

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