Pre service science teachers knowledge attitudes and ethical approaches regarding biotechnology

2015-09-04
Ateş, Hüseyin
Çakıroğlu, Jale
Biotechnology which is the fastest growing and most rapidly changing technology in the twenty-first century (Ravi, Baunthiyal, & Saxena, 2014). Even if biotechnology has great importance within the sciences, it is not still prominent field in the scope of science education (Borgerding, Sadler & Koroly, 2013). The purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service science teachers’ (PST) content knowledge, attitude and ethical approach regarding biotechnology. A total of 275 PST attending to faculty of education at a mid-sized university in Turkey participated in the study. Data were collected through Content Knowledge about Biotechnology Scale (Prokop, Leškova, Kubiatko, & Diran, 2007), Attitudes towards Biotechnology Applications Scale (Özel, Erdogan, Uşak, & Prokop, 2009) and Ethical Approach to the Application of Biotechnology Scale (Yuce, 2011). Findings of the study indicated that PST generally have average content knowledge of biotechnology and a positive attitudes toward biotechnology applications. However, PST did not seem to support any biotechnological intervention used for living being. In addition, significant differences were not found in PST’s mean scores of year at university and gender.
European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), 31 Ağustos - 04 Eylül 2015

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Citation Formats
H. Ateş and J. Çakıroğlu, “Pre service science teachers knowledge attitudes and ethical approaches regarding biotechnology,” presented at the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), 31 Ağustos - 04 Eylül 2015, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/74553.