THE TEACHERS’ OPINIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF BIOLOGY SKILLS

TitleTHE TEACHERS’ OPINIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF BIOLOGY SKILLS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsČudová, R, Kubiatko, M, Radvanová, S, Čížková, V
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume12
Issue5
Start Page579-591
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedOctober/2013
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1075979
Keywordsbiology skills, inquiry-based science teaching (IBSE), pupils/students, Questionnaire, teachers
Abstract

The problematic of science skills of pupils and students is important to investigate, due to decreasing of attitudes and knowledge of respondents. The presented results are part of bigger investigation, which included the investigation of chemistry, biology and geography teachers on the pupils/students skills. In the study are presented results for the biology part. The aim of research was to prepare, perform and evaluate a questionnaire research, which is based on the above mentioned proposal of biology skills and which investigates the opinions and requirements of lower secondary (ISCED 2) and secondary general (grammar) school (ISCED 3)� teachers on the biology skills of graduates from the lower secondary school� and graduates from grammar schools. A research sample consisted of two groups of teachers. The first group were teachers from lower secondary schools (n = 53) and the second group were teachers from secondary general (grammar) schools (n = 68). As a research tool was used a questionnaire with 4-point Likert type items. Inductive statistics was used for verification of hypotheses; specifically t-test was used for the determination of differences in the answers between lower secondary and grammar school teachers. Grammar school teachers achieved higher score in the majority of cases. The recommendations are mentioned in the conclusion part.

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