HAYEF: Journal of Education

Examining the Background of Student Questions


İstanbul University, Faculty of Education, İstanbul, Turkey

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2021; 18: 102-115
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2021.21015
Read: 1182 Downloads: 472 Published: 18 June 2021

This study aimed to examine the questions generated by elementary and secondary school students during 2018-2019 academic year. The study was conducted with 2,100 students from 2nd grade to 8th grade who live in different provinces of Turkey. They were asked to generate at least 1 and at most 4 questions about the Legend of Shahmaran in Anatolia as Turkish class activity, and they generated a total of 7,174 questions. The questions were grouped according to the question classification of Paul and Elder (2016) as type 1, type 2, type 3, and false questions. The research was designed as a case study, which is one of the qualitative research methods, and the data were analyzed by content analysis method. The results indicated that the students asked more single-answer questions and they were knowledge questions; they did not ask high-level questions that could be answered by reasoning. The most questions were produced by the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students and the least questions were produced by the 8th grade students.

Cite this article as: Bülbül Hüner, S. (2021). Examining the Background of Student Questions. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 18(2), 102-115.

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