The first part of the course will focus on the acquaintance with the five schools of philosophy of education: Essentialism, Progressivism, Perennialism Existentialism, and Behaviorism.
Students who start their studies in the area of science education face a new and very broad field of methodology of research. The goal of this course is to provide the basic concepts, languish and philosophy of methodology research in science education.
- Types of research methods: exploratory research, descriptive research, explanatory research, predictive research, demonstration research.
- Paradigm of research methods: quantitative research, qualitative research, mixed research.
- Types of variables that are involved in educational research: categorical, quantitative, dependent, independent, intervening, moderator.
- Research problem and research questions.
- Research structures: experimental research, quasi experimental, non experimental.
- Research tools: qualitative, quantitative, mixed; scales (nominal, ordinal, interval ratio), errors (random, systemic).
- Reliability: test-retest reliability, equivalent forms reliability, internal consistency reliability, inter-scorer reliability.
- Validity: construct validity, content validity, internal structure, relevant validity.
- Sampling: random and non random techniques.
- Data analysis: quantitative, qualitative and mixed techniques.
Requirements: Exercises, class participation, final project.
המרצה פרופ' ניר אוריון, המחלקה להוראת המדעים, מכון ויצמן למדע.