Evaluation of Science Projects in TÜBİTAK 4006 Science Fairs : The Case of Kayseri Province


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Gökçe Z., Güneri E.

MM-International Journal of Educational Sciences, vol.5, no.2, pp.90-114, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

In the research, it is aimed to evaluate the 4006 Science fairs of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) in the light of the opinions of observers, and provincial representatives. The phenomenology designof the qualitative research method was used. The research was conducted with twoobservers, and a provincial representative. Data were collected with semi-structured interview forms prepared by the researcher. Content analysis was used in the analysis of the data. Direct quotations from the participants were included in the findings. While it was determined that the participants were satisfied with the science fairs, it was concluded that the science fairs contributed to the problem-solving skills of the students, increased their self-confidence, attitudes, and academic success, the project subjects were determined according to the students' wishes and interests, and the exhibited projects were quality projects. In addition, suggestions were made to carry out studies to increase the number of visitors and to add a "project training" course to the curriculum.