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ERIC Number: EJ1125055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2289-3024
Conceptions of the Nature of Science Held by Undergraduate Pre-Service Biology Teachers in South-West Nigeria
Adedoyin, A. O.; Bello, G.
Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, v5 n1 p1-9 2017
This study investigated the conceptions of the nature of science held by pre-service undergraduate biology teachers in South-West, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the influence of their gender on their conceptions of the nature of science. The study was a descriptive research of the survey method. The population for the study comprised all undergraduate pre-service biology teachers in Nigerian universities. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select ninety nine (99) undergraduate pre-service biology teachers from three universities in South-West, Nigeria. The nature of science questionnaire (NoSQ) was used to collect data. Results revealed that pre-service undergraduate teachers' gender did not influence their conceptions. It was recommended that biology teacher educators should equip the pre-service undergraduate biology teachers with meta-cognitive tools such as Study Technology to enable them to learn for meaningful understanding.
University of Malaya Faculty of Education. Kuala Lumpur 50603 Malaysia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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