The comparison of finnish and Turkish physics curricula

Ustun U.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2789-2793 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.416
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2789-2793
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In Turkey, after revisions in science and technology curricula in elementary education, the development of new secondary physics curricula has been finished very recently. These new curricula include some innovations in different aspects. On the other hand, Finland is one of the counties that present very successful results in PISA Science Scales. The main purpose of this study is to compare Turkish and Finnish Physics Curricula in terms of different aspects by using content analysis, observation in Finnish Schools and interview with teachers. As a result, some differences and similarities between these curricula are presented in the study. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.