An Evaluation of Student Outcomes in Interdisciplinary STEM Activities: An Example of Using STEM Rubrics

  • İsmail Dönmez
  • Salih Gülen

Abstract

The aim of this research is to evaluate the achievements of sixth-grade students in interdisciplinary STEM education with STEM rubrics. A mixed research method was used in the research. A homogeneous sample was used in the study. The research was conducted with 6th-grade students in a public school in the Eastern Anatolia Region in the 2018-2019 academic years. 77 students who participated in the STEM activity in accordance with the voluntary principle participated in the study. Qualitative data were collected with a structured interview form. The table-graphic drawing form was used in collecting quantitative data. In the analysis of the data, descriptive analysis, frequency, and percentage values were used. The findings showed that the majority of participants participating in interdisciplinary STEM education defined the constant velocity movement as the unchanged form along the way. In addition, it was determined that a small number of students were in the error of perceiving events such as zero resultant force acting on an object, stopping or accelerating a car as constant velocity motion. It was determined that the participants mostly focused on the car example while defining the constant velocity movement. It has been determined that the participants' ability to create graphics using table data is at a good level. It shows that the use of rubrics in assessment practices in STEM education is an application that can be used in the assessment of student outcomes.

Published
2021-07-31
How to Cite
DÖNMEZ, İsmail; GÜLEN, Salih. An Evaluation of Student Outcomes in Interdisciplinary STEM Activities: An Example of Using STEM Rubrics. Başkent University Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 377-391, july 2021. ISSN 2148-3272. Available at: <http://buje.baskent.edu.tr/index.php/buje/article/view/383>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2022.
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Makaleler / Articles