Graphic organizers (GOs) are visual teaching and learning tools that provide an organized expression of knowledge by explaining concepts and events. If the teachers incorporate the GOs into their lessons as instructional material and assessment tools, they can make the teaching period more effective and also help their students' understanding of the chemistry subjects. In this study, the prospective chemistry teachers (PCTs) attended a Graphic Organizers Course, and then their opinions regarding the evaluation of the course were taken. A total of 43 PCTs, 32 female and 11 male, who took the course in four different semesters, participated in this study. In this course, the PCTs were taught about ten types of GOs that stand out most in the literature. At the end of the course, the evaluation of both the instruction of the course and their own learning experiences was collected from PCTs with a course evaluation instrument with 5 open-ended questions. It was concluded that the inclusion of the Graphic Organizers Course in the chemistry teacher education program significantly contributed to the professional development of the PCTs.
Nakiboglu, C. (2021). Prospective chemistry teachers’ evaluations about the instruction of the graphic organizers course. In W. B. James, C. Cobanoglu, & M. Cavusoglu (Eds.), Advances in global education and research (Vol. 4, pp. 1–10). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833042
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