DETERMINATION THE COMPETENCE AND ATTITUDES OF BIOLOGY AND SCIENCE TEACHERS TOWARDS STEM EDUCAT


Kırçiçek S., Akın B.

Globets 2022, 6th International Conference on Education, Technology and Science, Girne, Cyprus (Kktc), 03 April 2022, pp.17-26

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Girne
  • Country: Cyprus (Kktc)
  • Page Numbers: pp.17-26
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of the research is to assess pre-servıce bıology teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge  regarding pollutıon of the air. The sample of this study in which case  study research method was used consisted of 5 pre-servıce biology teachers who are enrolled at Gazi Unıversity in the Department of Biology Educatıon senıor class in 2015-2016.While chosing the participants, a subject matter knowledge test about pollutıon of the air was administered to 30 pre-servıce teachers. Accordıng to the test results,pre-servıce teachers havıng different knowledge levels were chosen to partıcipate in this study to reveal different dimensions of the research problem.

Data was collected via observatıons,interviews and document analysis methods regarding the sub-problems created at the begining of the research.Transcriptions of the semi-structured interviews and pre-servıce teachers’ deliver a lecture of  listenıng were analyzed by coding  the data considering the different dimensions of pedagogıcal knowledge.

The findings of the study showed that subject matter knowledge is necessary for pedagogıcal content knowledge but,pedagogical content knowledge involves many subcategories such as,pedagogıcal knowledge, knowledge of students’understandıng of scıence,knowledge of science curriculum,knowledge of assessment knowledge of instructıonal strategies.Also,pre-srevıce  scıence teachers who have science teachıng experince  have better pedagogıcal content knowledge.This shows,experince is an integral of pedagogıcal content knowledge development.