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Volume :4 Issue : 14 1987      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Prospective Science Teachers understanding of the Nature of Science and its relationship with their Scientific Attitudes

Auther : Aayesh Zayton

The purpose of this study is to answer the following major question: what is the level of prospective science teacher’s understanding of the nature of science? and what is the relationship between science teachers’ understanding of the nature of science and their scientific attitudes? To achieve this goal, the sample consisted of (26) prospective science teachers who were enrolled in the methods of science teaching course (No. 82471). To collect data, NOST and scientific attitudes tests were used. The major findings of the study were as follows:

(1) There was significant statistical differences (x = 0.01) in the mean scores in understanding the nature of science among prospective science teachers higher significantly than their expected mean scores achieved by probability rules.

(2) There was significant statistical differences (x = 0.01) in the acquisition of scientific attitudes among prospective science teachers higher significantly than their expected mean scores achieved by probability rules.

(3) There was no significant correlational relationship (r = 0.32) between prospective science teacher’s understanding of the nature science and their scientific attitudes.

(4) There was no significant correlational relationship between prospective science teachers’ understanding of the nature of science, and their (a) cummulative average (r = 0.28) (b) grade average in methods of science teaching (r = 0.14) (c) grade average of secondary school general certificate (r = 0.04).

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