Turkish elementary and secondary students' views about science and scientist


Akçay B.

Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, cilt.12, 2011 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching

Özet

The aim of this study was to determine elementary and secondary students' views concerning science and scientists. Data gathered from Draw-a-Scientist Test (DAST) and essays written by students were used to analyze their views. The study involved 359 students in grades 5 through 11. The results indicate that student's perceived scientists as to be males who are young age, do their work indoors, smile while working, and believe that they have dedicated their lives to humanity. Further, students have been building up more positive images of scientists through upper grades. Secondary school students have less stereotypical images of scientists than the elementary school students. © 2011 HKIEd APFSLT.