Investigating Pre-Service Early Childhood Teachers' Views On Science Technology And Society Issues In Turkey


Proceedings of 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Valletta, Malta, 6 - 09 February 2014, vol.191, pp.1397-1402 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 191
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.318
  • City: Valletta
  • Country: Malta
  • Page Numbers: pp.1397-1402


It is important to develop people as scientifically literate to make them understand the connection among science, technology, and society (STS) and use their knowledge in their everyday decision-making. In addition, to empower college students as citizens, STS should be emphasized. To understand students' view on STS, the Views of Science-Technology-Society (VOSTS) (26 items form) instrument was used. The data was collected from total 341 sophomore early childhood education students in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Results of this study give researcher a chance to underline views of pre-service early childhood teachers on science and technology, influence of society on science/technology, influence of science/technology on society, characteristics of scientists, social construction of scientific knowledge, social construction of technology, and nature of scientific knowledge. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.