Abstract


A STUDY ON TIME AND CHRONOLOGY PERCEPTIONS OF SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS

This study is conducted in order to determine the chronological time perception of seventh grade middle school students by examining the artifacts in the museum. The research is carried out with 50 students who ensample upper and sub-student groups according to their social sciences success in the 7th grade of a middle school located  on the city center of Kars in the 2018-2019 academic year. This scientific study is done as a descriptive field study using qualitative research methods. The questionnaires are used as a data collection tool and they are prepared with expert opinions. The obtained data are resolved and analyzed. When the data of the study is interpreted, it is seen that the order of the artifacts that are close to the present day is done more correctly and there are some deficiencies in the order of the artifacts belonging to very ancient periods. It is found that the students do not know the classification of some periods and make mistakes. For example, the students are mistaken when the Paleolithic Age is called as the Stone Age. It is seen that most of the students know the concept of milestone and can associate before and after Christ with Jesus Christ. The students substantially give the correct answer about the order of religious symbols. It is observed that the students who deduce from the fact that Islam is the last religion reach the conclusion that the Christianity is before Islam. When evaluated on a group basis, it is concluded that the students with a high level of success in the 1st group are more successful.



Keywords

Social Sciences Education, Time, Chronological Thinking Skills, Museum, Images


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