A Study on How to Equip Students with Scientific Communication Skills


MENZİ ÇETİN N., Akkoyunlu B.

5th European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Saint-Lo, France, 18 - 21 September 2017, vol.810, pp.389-397 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 810
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-74334-9_41
  • City: Saint-Lo
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-397

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of scientific communication (SC) curriculum on blog writing skills of sixth-grade students, and opinions of the students and teachers about the curriculum. Through the curriculum, it was aimed to teach students the ability to access and evaluate information, organize information and share it by writing a blog. Students were given three different writing assignments and were asked to share them in their blogs. The first assignment was given for adapting to the writing process. The second and third assignments were assessed to determine the effect of SC curriculum on blog writing skills. At the end of the process, teachers and students were asked about their opinions on SC curriculum and blog writing. Study results revealed that SC curriculum had positive effects on research and writing skills development of the students, and showed that the curriculum was supportive in reaching the course-specific goals.