Examine preservice elementary school teachers' perceptions about soil science during community service learning

Izgi U., Hakverdi-Can M., Arcak S., Sozudogru-Ok S., GELBAL S.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.2068-2072 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.429
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2068-2072
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to examine preservice elementary school teachers' perceptions about the topic of soil through attending "Soil Science School" as part of the Community Service Practices Course. Qualitative method was used for data analysis. In line with obtained results, it has been observed that the perceptions of preservice electuary school teachers consist of 3 main themes in the form of "Soil Knowledge", Impact of the Soil Science School", "Cooperation of the Faculties of Education and Agriculture".