Main Article Content
The garden-based learning approach is becoming more popular as places where students can learn interdisciplinary. Garden-based learning approach is one of the important factors in the implementation of programs in garden-based learning approach, and the teacher's attitude towards garden-based programs is very important. Therefore, in this study, it was aimed to develop a scale to determine teachers' attitudes towards garden-based learning. "Teachers' Attitude Scale Towards Garden Based Learning Approach" was developed. After the expert opinion created a 42-item scale trial form was applied to teachers working in different parts of Turkey. As a result of the multi-step EFA analysis conducted in validity studies, it was seen that the 20-item scale was collected in 3 dimensions as a result of the load values of the items belonging to each dimension of the 42-item scale. As a result of the analysis, it is seen that the dimensions in which the 20-item scale is gathered under three dimensions, explain 37.11%, 12.46% and 12.19% of the total variance and 61.76% of the total variance, respectively. Reliability coefficients were calculated as alpha 0.94 for the first dimension, 0.79 for the second dimension and 0.70 for the third dimension. The alpha value for the whole scale was found to be 0.94. As a result of the study, it was revealed that the "Attitude Scale of Teachers towards Garden Based Learning Approach" is a valid and reliable scale measuring teachers' attitudes towards garden-based learning.
Authors retain copyright to their work, licensing it under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License and grant the journal exclusive right of first publication with the work simultaneously and it allows others to copy and redistribute the work for non-commercial purposes, with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in IOJET and provided that no changes were made on the article.