PRE-SERVICE SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHERS' IMAGES ABOUT THEMSELVES AS SCIENCE TEACHERS


Akkus H.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, vol.12, no.2, pp.249-260, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-260
  • Keywords: DASTT-C, pre-service science teacher, secondary science education, STUDENT-TEACHERS, CHEMISTRY, BELIEFS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore pre-service secondary science teachers' images of themselves as science teachers. Also, the association between instructional style, and domains was explored. 130 secondary science teachers (biology, chemistry and physics) from 26 public universities participated in the data collection for this study. The Draw a Science Teacher Test Checklist (DASTT-C) was used as a data collection instrument. The results of study showed that pre-service science teachers' images is 24.62% student-centred, 53.85% between student and teacher-centred, and 21.4% teacher-centred teaching style approaches. A significant association was found between domain and instructional style. Pre-service chemistry teachers were more willing to use student-centred teaching style rather than pre-service biology and pre-service physics teachers.