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ERIC Number: EJ1094607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
Are the Genetic Materials of Gametes and Somatic Cells Different? The Conceptions of Pre-Service Teachers
Yakisan, Mehmet
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n4 p409-420 2016
Biology that is a branch of science examining organisms in every aspect has a very wide content. Besides this wide content, there are abstract concepts in some subjects. Various alternative conceptions are determined in different education levels especially in abstract and microscopic biology subjects. The aim of this study is to determine the alternative conceptions of pre-service teachers related with the genetic material in gametes and somatic cells. 97 pre-service teachers that are freshmen at university participated in the research. In order to determine the alternative conceptions about the subject, open-ended questions are asked to the pre-service teachers. Also, 12 pre-service teachers amongst 97 pre-service teachers are selected for semi-structured interviews and interviews are performed. Analysing the data obtained from the open-ended questions and interviews, it is determined that pre-service teachers have many alternative conceptions about the genetic materials in gametes and somatic cells. These alternative conceptions are introduced in categories and discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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