Investigation of Questions in Science and Technology Textbooks in terms of Requirements of the Curriculum after Educational Reform in Turkey



Textbooks, science and technology curriculum, question types, cognitive level


In this study, the pupose is to investigate the questions in science and technology textbooks in terms of number of questions per unit in line with unit weight that indicates relative number of questions their cognitive levels and adopted evaluation approaches in the curriculum. In two forth and two fifth grade texbooks, 3474 questions were investigated by using which content analyses method. As a result of the study, differences in distribution of the questions both in one textbook and between the texbooks were detected based on comparing weight of unit and weight of corresponding question number within that unit. It was found that numbers of the questions on input and processing skills as cognitive level determinants was more than number of output skill questions and over the half of the questions were located at in-text position.


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Yaman, S. (2013). Investigation of Questions in Science and Technology Textbooks in terms of Requirements of the Curriculum after Educational Reform in Turkey. International Journal of Physics &Amp; Chemistry Education, 5(2), 164–175. Retrieved from