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The Effects of Group Investigation and Cooperative Learning Techniques Applied in Teaching Force and Motion Subjects on Students’ Academic Achievements / Kuvvet ve Hareket Konular n n Grup Ara t rmas ve Birlikte renme Teknikleri ile Uygulanmas n n rencilerin Akademik Ba ar lar na Etkisi

Keywords: Group Investigation , Learning Together , Force and Motion , Science and Technology , Grup ara t rmas , Birlikte renme , Kuvvet ve Hareket , Fen ve Teknoloji

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The aim of this study is to determine the effect of group investigation and cooperative learning techniques on the academic achievements of first year university students attending classes in which the units of force and motion are taught within the general physics course. The sample of this study consists of 96 first year pre-service science teachers during the 2010-2011 academic year. As data collection instruments, the Academic Achievement Test (AAT), Graphic Test (GT), Module Tests (Module A, B, C, D and E) were used. This study was carried out in three different groups. One of these groups was Group Investigation Group (GIG), the second group was the Learning Together Group (LTG) and the other was the Control Group (CG), in which teacher-centered instruction was applied. The data obtained on instruments were evaluated using ANOVA and descriptive statistics. The results of this study indicated no significant difference between GIG and LTG, but a significant difference between LTG and CG.

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