Exploring of STEM readiness of a faculty of education in turkey

Tezin Türü: Yüksek Lisans

Tezin Yürütüldüğü Kurum: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Eğitim Fakültesi, Matematik ve Fen Alanları Eğitimi Bölümü, Türkiye

Tezin Onay Tarihi: 2018




In the 21st century, it is important that individuals have features of creativity, strong communication skills, critical and analytical thinking, and ability to collaborate. Providing an interdisciplinary learning in all processes from pre-school to higher education is an important advantage for countries bringing these properties to its citizens and becoming one leading countries of the world in the future. That interdisciplinary learning is possible by integrating the knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics [STEM] together. On September 6, 2016, the Ministry of National Education [MoNE] published the STEM education report and plans to revise the education system to include STEM education. In this context, it is also very important whether the Faculty of Education has sufficient qualification to provide this education. If we consider that the success of the students is also the effect of the skills of teachers; it is also important for educational faculties to be able to train teachers in this context in an effective STEM education. The aim of this study is to explore the readiness level of a faculty of education in Turkey for providing effective STEM education in terms of the STEM Framework prepared by New York City Department of Education [NYCDOE] (2015) by considering the ideas of elements of this faculty.