Analysis of the Self-Life Stories of Scientists in the Curious Mind Book

Zengin Ö., KÜÇÜK M.

Turkish Journal of Teacher Education, vol.7, no.2, pp.87-101, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Teacher Education
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-101
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The objectives of the training programs include the adoption of children's scientific approach and the understanding of how scientists work. From this point of view, it is important for students to understand science correctly and to know which stages of scientific knowledge pass through. One of the sources that can help in understanding these processes is the books that convey the lives and discoveries of scientists. These books focus on the life of scientists, their discoveries and the impact of these discoveries on the present. Some of the books include some experiences that have influenced the scientific career process of scientists since their childhood. It is a matter of curiosity whether or not these experiences are similar to those of other scientists. Identifying similarities by investigating these experiences can provide the right set of science, the development of educational programs and the design of learning environments that will contribute to the scientific career process. The aim of this study is to determine the similar experiences in the childhood career experiences of 27 scientists in the book Curious Minds. In this study, qualitative method was used and descriptive analysis was used as the analysis method. Based on the findings, it was found out that science constructions are common experiences in their childhood experiences and in their experience in scientific career processes.