In-service and Pre-service Science Teachers’ Views regarding Conceptual Integration of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Disciplines

2018-06-01
TÜYSÜZ, MUSTAFA
Öztürk, Gökhan
Geban, Ömer
BEKTAŞ, OKTAY
The purpose of the study was to understand knowledge and opinions of in-service (ISTs) and preservice science teachers (PSTs) regarding the conceptual integration (CI). The research design of this study was phenomenology as a type of qualitative research methods. Purposive sampling methodology was chosen for this study. A sample of the study consisted of ten ISTs and 40 PSTs. Twostage open-ended questions were utilized as the primary data source to evaluate ISTs’ and PSTs’ subject matter knowledge in terms of integrating biology, physics, and chemistry concepts with each other and their views about CI. The content analysis was used to evaluate the data. It was given information regarding validity and reliability studies. Findings indicated that most of the ISTs and PSTs had insufficient subject matter knowledge regarding the CI and most of them responded questions with only biology, physics and chemistry concepts without any integration. Moreover, all participants stated that the CI was crucial and necessary owing to the interrelationships among the concepts of biology, chemistry, and physics. Also, most of ISTs had difficulty in applying the CI. Moreover, ISTs did not mention any specific teaching strategy and assessment technique while using the CI. Finally, most of ISTs stated that they were not aware of the presence of the CI in curriculum. Furthermore, PSTs mentioned that the CI has some contribution to their learning; however, participants had the difficulties in using the CI in their learning. Implementation of the study was discussed. In light of these results, training workshops can be organized to inform teachers and preservice science teachers about the CI and encourage them to use it in class.
International Online Journal of Educational Sciences

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Citation Formats
M. TÜYSÜZ, G. Öztürk, Ö. Geban, and O. BEKTAŞ, “In-service and Pre-service Science Teachers’ Views regarding Conceptual Integration of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Disciplines,” International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, pp. 130–145, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/39409.