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ERIC Number: EJ1092509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
Opinions of Pre-Service Classroom Teachers towards Laboratory Using in Science Instruction and Their Preferences Towards Laboratory Approaches
Yildirim, Nagihan
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n3 p208-222 Mar 2016
This study is a descriptive study that adopts relational screening model with the aim of determining pre-service classroom teachers' opinions about laboratory use in science teaching their preferences among laboratory approaches and identifying the reasons of the answers given by the pre-service teachers. The sample of the study is 236 pre-service classroom teachers. The data were collected through "Questionnaire to Determine Pre-service Teachers Opinions towards Laboratory Use" and "Teachers' perceptions on Laboratory Applications Scale." In order to determine the laboratory approach that the pre-service teachers adopt, the students worked in groups. Each group was expected to prepare a lesson plan to teach a science concept they chose in the laboratory. As a result of the findings, it was found that although pre-service classroom teachers have positive opinions about using laboratory in science instruction, they perceive themselves incompetent at effective use of laboratory, laboratory safety and effective use of time in laboratory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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