The effects of technology teaching materials on students' image of scientists

Benli E., DÖKME İ., Sarikaya M.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.2371-2376 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.110
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2371-2376
  • Keywords: Image of Scientist, Technology Teaching Materials, Science and Technology Education, Experimental Study, Elementary School Students Introduction
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of technology teaching materials on students' image of scientists. It was an experimental study with a pre-test and post-test control group with participants for this study consisting of 38 (Experimental, n=20 and Control, n=18) middle 6th grade students in Turkey. Data was collected by the DAST to investigate the students' image of scientists. The students in the experimental group abandoned the stereotyped image and saw scientists as men or women with a human image that, in general, made observations on nature, that worked on living beings and did not wear eyeglasses. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.