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Investigation of preservice science teachers’ views about science and technology


Data access, data follow up and analysis and the ability to keep up with advances in science and technology and to transfer these into persons’ daily lives are some of the characteristics needed by societies. These characteristics are listed among the specific characteristics including science and technology literacy, comprehension of science and technology purposes and science and technology integration. For this reason, many countries have updated the curriculums in order to follow and keep up with the innovations, and they include the nature of the advances in science, technology and the interactions of technology with the science-society-environment. Hence, in this case, investigation, a qualitative research design was used and it was aimed to put forward opinions of preservice science teachers (n= 49) about science and technology. Science and technology definitions and purposes, developed by the researchers, were used as a data collection tool and open-ended questions were used to reveal the opinions of preservice science teachers and the relations between the two concepts. Descriptive analysis and content analyses were used for data analysis and the researchers met sporadically and continued their analyses until they received the highest rate among the coders. Considering the answers of the preservice teachers about the relation between science and technology based on these analyses, it was ascertained that they had given similar answers and the concepts of science and technology were understood as two interwoven concepts, used in conjunction. Thus, it was observed that pre-service teachers generally associated the concept of science with research, curiosity, and imagination and that they associated the concept of technology with the concepts of providing convenience in life, and science/science products, and advances.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : Türkiye Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi
  • Yıl : 2019
  • Cilt : 23
  • ISSN : 1301-370X
  • Sayı : 198
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 253-270
  • IO Kayıt No : 91321
  • Yayıncı : Akademisyenler Birliği