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This paper aims to analyse the effect of quantitative analysis practices in analytical chemistry laboratory designed according to the experiential learning model on the self-directed learning readiness of prospective teachers’. In the research, experiential learning model has four steps that are concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualisation and active participation. A single group, pre-test post-test experimental design was used. The study group consists of 14 prospective chemistry teachers’. The self-directed learning readiness scale and focus group interviews were used as a data collection tool. After the application increase, the level of self-directed learning readiness. Difference between pre-test and post-test scores of the study group was significant. When the sub-scales of the scale examined, there was a meaningful difference in the ‘willingness to learn and self-control’ sub- scales. In the focus group interviews, the prospective teachers’ emphasised that experiential learning provided an understanding of the purpose of quantitative applications of analytical chemistry.
Keywords: Self-directed learning readiness, experiential learning model, analytical chemistry laboratory.
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