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ERIC Number: EJ884414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1306-3065
How Are the Perceptions of High School Students and Teachers on NOS as a Knowledge Type Presented in Schools in Terms of "Importance" and "Interest"?
Sahin, Canan Tunc; Koksal, Mustafa Serdar
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v5 n1 p105-126 Jan 2010
The common resources of the misunderstandings on nature on science (NOS) are textbooks, teachers and media. However, students with their affective characteristics such as value given to any task related to NOS might also be a resource for misunderstandings. With this idea in mind, the perceptions of teachers and their students in Anatolian Teacher High School on the importance of and interest in NOS knowledge as a school subject were studied. In this study, quantitative research approach supported by qualitative data, descriptive research method and survey technique as data collection way were used. The study was conducted with 85 ninth grade students and 25 teachers. As a result of the study, it was found that the teachers and the students had many misconceptions about the aspects of NOS. In addition, it was also found that the knowledge of NOS was perceived differently by the teachers and the students in terms of "importance" and "interest". Teachers have more positive perception about NOS knowledge among the other types of knowledge in terms of "importance" than the students. The students' perception on knowledge of NOS is corresponding to "of little importance". The knowledge on NOS was ranked in "moderate interest" category by the students as similar to the knowledge types of social sciences. The teachers also put the knowledge of NOS in "moderate" category for "interest" aspect. The implications and results will be discussed in the article. (Contains 12 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey