The effectiveness of the content based teaching approach on teaching of the rules
The aim of this research was to determine the effectiveness of the content-based teaching approach on teaching relational and procedural rules. The research was designed as a single group pretest-posttest pattern which is one of the pre-experimental design. The experimental application was carried out in Eskisehir, Turkey with 241 primary school students whose class was sixth grade. The research data was collected by Information Technologies course achievement test which is used as a pre-test, post-test, recalling test and by the Turkish version of the identifying learning strategies scale. The data was analyzed by means of the independent samples t-test, correlation analysis and regression analysis. The following conclusions were reached based on the data obtained in this research: The content-based teaching approach is an effective approach that can be used in teaching the rules. The content-based teaching, besides being effective while teaching of any rule; compared with procedural rules, it is more effective in teaching the relational rules than the procedural rules. Motivational or emotional learning strategies is an effective variable that predicts the level of rule learning. Compared with all of the learning strategies used by the students, motivational or emotional learning strategies are capable of explaining the level of learning at a rate of 6,3%.
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