Exploring how future scientists are disciplining their mind


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Can Aran Ö., Senemoğlu N.

Current Psychology, vol.1, pp.1-16, 2022 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-021-02506-9
  • Journal Name: Current Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, BIOSIS, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-16
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Abstract

This study aims to reveal gifted students’ ways of disciplined thinking in science course. 10 students who were gifted in 

science were interviewed in accordance with the purpose of this paper. The data collected through the interviews were put 

to descriptive analysis. The results demonstrated that most of the students gifted in science made connections between the 

knowledge they had learned in science classes and life at home in relation to the theme of setting up connections with realworld, that they learnt the knowledge related to thinking in depth by researching on the internet, that they made connections 

between what they had learned in science classes and mathematics course in relation to the theme of setting up interdisciplinary ties, that they made statements about making experiments and controlling the variables in relation to the theme of 

thinking like a scientist and that they made statements about liking the process of learning in relation to the theme of getting 

motivated to live in a disciplined way. The fndings obtained are thought to shed light on taking precautions to lead each 

student into disciplined thinking.

Keywords Disciplined mind · Gifted · Secondary school · Science course