Investigating the Relationship between Formal Operational Thinking Skills and Science Achievement of 7th and 8th Grade Primary School Students

By Akan Deniz Yazgan and Remzi Y. Kincal.

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In this study, it’s aimed to measure and compare the primary school seventh and eightht grade students formal operational thinking abilities. As a data collection tool in the study Student Profile Questionnare and Group Test of Logical Thinking is used and and practised to the sampling schools in 2006-2007 Spring academic year. At the end of the data analyses there is no significant difference found between the students formal operational thinking abilities in terms of the gender variabl; significant difference found between the students formal operational thinking abilities in terms of the type of the school, academic success, socio-economic and socio-cultural background variables and there is a significant relationship found between the student operational thinking abilities and success in science at the level of r =0.70

Keywords: Cognitive Development, Formal Operational Thinking, Science Achievement

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp.417-434. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.236MB).

Akan Deniz Yazgan

Research Assistant, Education Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey

I am a research assistant and doctorate student at Education Studies Department, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey. My current research interests are curriculum and instruction issues and media literacy education.

Remzi Y. Kincal

Professor, Education Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale, Turkey

I am a professor at Education Studies Department, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey. My research areas are curriculum and instruction, sociology of education, democracy education and media literacy education.

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