The analysis of 9th grade chemistry curriculum and textbook according to revised Bloom’s taxonomy

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Seraceddin Levent Zorluoglu
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8958-0579
Aydin Kizilaslan
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3033-9358
Melek Donmez Yapucuoglu
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9946-1397

Abstract

The aim of this study is to taxonomically analyse the 9th grade Turkish chemistry curriculum. A descriptive analysis method is used throughout the study. The document analysis is applied as a method to construct the codes and themes to reflect the results of the study. The results of the study exhibit that most of learning outcomes of the 9th grade chemistry curriculum focus on understand level (61%), and other levels of outcomes are remember (16%), apply (5%), analyse (13%), evaluate (0%) and create (5%). In addition, learning outcomes in the distribution of the cognitive domain are conceptual knowledge (79%), factual knowledge (16%), metacognitive knowledge (5%) and procedural knowledge (0%). The analysis of the textbook clearly shows that majority of the outcomes of units are based on conceptual knowledge and factual knowledge in particular units; however, the textbook has no learning outcomes as procedural and metacognitive in some units such as second, third and fourth units.


Keywords: Chemistry curriculum; revised Bloom’s taxonomy; secondary science education;

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Zorluoglu, S., Kizilaslan, A., & Donmez Yapucuoglu, M. (2020). The analysis of 9th grade chemistry curriculum and textbook according to revised Bloom’s taxonomy. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 15(1), 9-20. https://doi.org/10.18844/cjes.v15i1.3516
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