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Topçu, Mustafa Sami; Foulk, Jaimie A.; Sadler, Troy D.; Pitiporntapin, Sasithep; Atabey, Nejla – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: For the past decade, science educators have been exploring the use of Socio-scientific Issues (SSI) as contexts for science teaching and learning, and research indicates that doing so can support significant learning gains. However, research related to how teachers take up the practice of SSI-based instruction is far more limited, due…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Science Instruction, Science and Society, Science Teachers
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Genel, Abdulkadir; Topçu, Mustafa Sami – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Despite a growing body of research and curriculum reforms including socioscientific issues (SSI) across the world, how preservice science teachers (PST) or in-service science teachers can teach SSI in science classrooms needs further inquiry. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the abilities of PSTs to teach SSI in middle…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers