|Topic||EU Education Programs|
|Pages||333 - 354|
|Issue||IEJEE, Volume 7, Issue 3|
|Date of acceptance||11 May 2015|
The purpose of this research is to examine the prospective elementary school teachers’ perceptions on socioscientific issues. The research was conducted on prospective elementary school teachers studying at a university located in western Turkey. The researcher first taught the subjects of global warming and nuclear power plants from a perspective of socioscientific issues in the science and technology education course and then conducted the research. Concurrent parallel design, one of the mixed-method research approaches, was used to conduct the research. In this context, semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight teachers in the qualitative strand of the study to explore the phenomenon. The data obtained from the interviews were analyzed using thematic analysis. During the quantitative strand of the research, 113 prospective teachers were administered a questionnaire form. The results of the study revealed that none of the participating prospective teachers mentioned about the religious and cultural characteristics of socioscientific issues, and they need training about how to use socioscientific issues in teaching.
|Topic||EU Education Programs|
|Pages||333 - 354|
|Issue||IEJEE, Volume 7, Issue 3|
|Date of acceptance||11 May 2015|
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