TURKISH PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ VIEWS OF SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY-SOCIETY: INFLUENCE OF A HISTORY OF SCIENCE COURSE

TitleTURKISH PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ VIEWS OF SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY-SOCIETY: INFLUENCE OF A HISTORY OF SCIENCE COURSE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsÖztürk-Akar, E, Doğan, D
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume12
Issue6
Start Page793-802
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedDecember/2013
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1080629
Keywordshistory of science, pre-service teachers, science-technology-society, views of science-technology-society questionnaire
Abstract

This research is conducted to explore the pre-service teachers’ views of science-technology-society (STS) issues and to investigate the influence of a History of Science (HOS) course on these views. The influence of teaching STS issues through different instructional approaches on the pre-service teachers’ views was also examined. Sample is consisted of 93 pre-service teachers. 11 adapted items of Views of Science-Technology-Society (VOSTS) questionnaire (Aikenhead, Ryan & Fleming, 1989) were administered. Descriptive and inferential statistics (Wilcoxon Sign-Test) were used to examine and compare pre-service teachers’ pre- and post-test responses. Findings revealed that the HOS course and the instructional approach did not have significant influences on the pre-service teachers’ STS views.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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