What do Teachers Say about Inclusion of Epidemic Diseases in the Science Curriculum?


Çevik A., Saraçoğlu S. , Kaya H.

Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, vol.8, no.2, pp.98-113, 2022 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.55549/jeseh.1111970
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health
  • Page Numbers: pp.98-113

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the views of science teachers about the inclusion of epidemic diseases in science curriculum. Phenomenology, one of the qualitative research designs, was used as the research design in the study. The study group consists of six science teachers who have at least five years of experience and have participated in the development of science curriculum in previous years. A semi-structured interview form consisting of five questions, whose content validity was provided by taking expert opinion, was used as a data collection tool. Code, category and themes were created by analyzing the content of the teachers’ opinions. As a result of the study, inclusion of epidemic diseases, which has become a current topic all around the world, into the science curriculum; reasons, advantages and disadvantages, class level, achievements that can be included in the program were evaluated according to the views of science teachers in terms of teaching methods-techniques and materials also it was emphasized that the subject of epidemic diseases should be included in the science course curriculum. Suggestions that in line with the findings of the research were made to the developers of the science course curriculum and researchers.