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ERIC Number: EJ832106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
The Knowledge of DNA and DNA Technologies among Pre-Service Science Teachers
Cardak, Osman; Dikmenli, Musa
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v9 n1 article 8 Jun 2008
The purpose of this study is to determine the alternative conceptions of elementary school pre-service science teachers regarding DNA and DNA technologies. The questions asked in the study related to subjects including the structure and role of DNA molecule, structure of genes, some genetic technologies, Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) plants, etc. The important finding of the study revealed that a majority of the pre-service teachers were not aware of the discovery date of DNA molecule. When the pre-service teachers were asked to write down names of GMOs and GM drugs, 92% didn't respond. A few of the pre-service teachers gave examples including banana, corn and tomato. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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: Turkey