PRE-SERVICE SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHERS’ IMAGES ABOUT THEMSELVES AS SCIENCE TEACHERS

TitlePRE-SERVICE SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHERS’ IMAGES ABOUT THEMSELVES AS SCIENCE TEACHERS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAkkus, H
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume12
Issue2
Start Page249-260
Date PublishedJune/2013
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1048531
KeywordsDASTT-C, Pre-Service Science Teacher, secondary science education
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore pre-service secondary science teachers’ images of themselves as science teachers. Also, the association between instructional style, and domains was explored. 130 secondary science teachers (biology, chemistry and physics) from 26 public universities participated in the data collection for this study. The Draw a Science Teacher Test Checklist (DASTT-C) was used as a data collection instrument. The results of study showed that pre-service science teachers’ images is 24.62% student-centred, 53.85% between student and teacher-centred, and 21.4% teacher-centred teaching style approaches. A significant association was found between domain and instructional style. Pre-service chemistry teachers were more willing to use student-centred teaching style rather than pre-service biology and pre-service physics teachers.

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