The Effect of Inquiry-Based Laboratory Application on Thinking Styles of Students


ANTHROPOLOGIST, vol.20, pp.369-376, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: ANTHROPOLOGIST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-376
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine the thinking styles of teacher candidates and examine the impact of inquiry-based laboratory applications on thinking styles. This research was designed as an experimental model based on a control group with pre- and post-tests. Data were collected by applying the "Thinking, Styles Inventory". The thinking styles of teacher candidates developed differently, depending on traditional laboratory and inquiry-based laboratory applications. When post-test scores of thinking styles were examined, there was an increase in the scores of teacher candidates. Therefore, it can be concluded that-traditional laboratory and inquiry-based laboratory applications are effective for developing the thinking styles of teacher candidates.