Analysis of Middle Grades’ Science Textbooks Based on the Active Learning

Al-Momani Fayhaa N.


The study aimed to analyse the series of natural sciences textbooks for the intermediate stage in the light of active learning in KSA. Two sources of data used: active learning activities card; content analysis card to measure the degree of involvement. The results showed the concentration of the middle textbook series on physical activities, while the students were weakly involved in intellectual activities, social activities were neglected, in addition; the integration activities were low. On the other hand, the values of the involvement coefficient of the natural sciences textbook series for the middle stage in light of the subject matter indicated that it is suitable and excellent, as well as; acceptable in the light of graphics, shapes and, but not satisfactory in activities Where students are involved in the practice of thinking and scientific inquiry in a few percentages. The study recommended that teachers should take into account the diversity of the forms of student activities in active learning during instruction.

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