How do pre-service and in-service science teachers view the nature of science and technology?

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Abstract

This study explored views held by pre-service and in-service science teachers regarding the nature of science and technology particularly: (a) the characteristics of science and technology; (b) the aim of science and scientific research; (c) the characteristics of scientific knowledge and scientific theories; and (d) the relationship between science and technology. The views held by science teachers at pre-service and in-service levels were assessed using a questionnaire. The findings revealed that generally science teachers at both pre-service and in-service levels showed similar views in relation to the nature of science and technology. While the participants displayed mix views regarding science as content oriented or process oriented, technology was viewed as an application of science. Implications of these views for classroom teaching and learning are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-250
Number of pages16
JournalResearch in Science and Technological Education
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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