TURKISH TEACHERS' OPINIONS ABOUT SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY-SOCIETY-ENVIRONMENT ACQUISITIONS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COURSE CURICULUM


AVCI D. E. , Onal N. S. , Usak M.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, vol.13, no.2, pp.216-230, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-230

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine teacher opinions about science-technology-society-environment (STSE) acquisitions in Turkish Science and Technology Course Curriculum (TSTC). For this purpose, semi-structured interviews were performed with teachers. The participants were addressed questions about their awareness of STSE acquisitions and their in-class activity about these acquisitions. Learning fields of the teachers, the contents of these fields and the opinions of the teachers about STSE pointed out that their awareness level about STSE acquisitions was low. On the other hand, most of the teachers stated that there was enough and comprehensible information about STSE acquisitions in TSTC. The results of this study revealed that most of the teachers were not able to realize these acquisitions in the courses because of a lack of time or equipment and overcrowded classes. Key words: science and technology course