An investigation of nature of science views of science teachers in project schools in Turkey

Nature of science views of science teachers in project schools in Turkey

Authors

  • Sevinc Nihal Yeşiloğlu Gazi University

Abstract

The main aim of this study is to examine nature of science views of science teachers who work in project schools in Turkey. Moreover, whether there are relationships between the teachers’ NOS views and their demographic data emerged as a sub-question. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 47 science teachers who work in project schools in Turkey. Views on the Nature of Science-C questionnaire and demographic data form were used as data collection tools. The data were collected via Google form application and analyzed with content analysis. The findings of the study showed that nature of science views of science teachers who work in project schools were not in line with the contemporary views about nature of science. Some results were obtained about the relationship between teachers’ experience teaching in profession, graduate degree, and having any NOS training and their NOS views. It is suggested that project school science teachers should have a nature of science training.

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Published

2021-09-01