International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2023, Vol. 18(1) 251-272

The Effects of Out-Of-Class Learning on Students’ Interest in Science and Scientific Attitudes: The Case of School Garden

Esra Saraç Yıldırım & Mustafa Doğru

pp. 251 - 272   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2209-21-0003.R2

Published online: March 08, 2023  |   Number of Views: 41  |  Number of Download: 206


This study aims to reveal the effects of out-of-class learning activities conducted in the school garden on students’ interest in science and their scientific attitudes. Research designed as a pretest-posttest control group quasi-experimental design of quantitative research methods. The research group of the study consists of 37, 7th grade students enrolled in a public school in Turkiye. Reproduction, growth and development in plants were conducted through school garden-based science activities for seven weeks. The research data were collected using Science Interest Scale and Scientific Attitude Scale. The study findings showed that garden-based activities have a moderate and close to moderate effect on students’ interests in science and scientific attitudes. As per these findings, we can say that school gardens are out-of-class learning environments that can be used to help increase students’ interest and attitudes toward science.

Keywords: Out-Of-Class Learning, School Garden, Scientific Interests, Scientific Attitudes, Science Education

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Yildirim, E.S. & Dogru, M. (2023). The Effects of Out-Of-Class Learning on Students’ Interest in Science and Scientific Attitudes: The Case of School Garden . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(1), 251-272. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2023.525.12

Yildirim, E. and Dogru, M. (2023). The Effects of Out-Of-Class Learning on Students’ Interest in Science and Scientific Attitudes: The Case of School Garden . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 18(1), pp. 251-272.

Chicago 16th edition
Yildirim, Esra Sarac and Mustafa Dogru (2023). "The Effects of Out-Of-Class Learning on Students’ Interest in Science and Scientific Attitudes: The Case of School Garden ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 18 (1):251-272. doi:10.29329/epasr.2023.525.12.

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