Investigations of science teachers’ nature of engineering views

İrdem Ağrıman , Nurseli
Today’s, STEM education come into our lives and our curriculum. Therefore, STEM education that is the interdisciplinary approach and combine science with technology, mathematics and engineering is new trend in Turkey, so the especially, science teacher that are considered as an important part of STEM education should be good at engineering skills and know how to provide engineering training for students. Therefore, the views of teachers about nature of engineering is very important. In this study, the aim is to bring into open teacher’s views about nature of engineering in central Anatolia in Turkey. Qualitative research method is utilized. Nine science teachers are participated in this study as a participant. Data were analyzed by using coding method. At the end of the study, teachers' views on nature of engineering differ in some points. In particular, the answers to the questions related to demarcation, engineering design process aspects vary. The teachers gave approximately the same answers to the questions asked for the tentativeness and creativity aspects. They thought that engineering design can change and engineering uses creativity and imagination. However, their reasons were also different. In the comments on the social and cultural embeddedness aspect, few participants thought that engineering is effected by society. Regarding the subjectivity aspect, the majority thought that engineering does not have a unique solution. Lastly, under social aspect of engineering, most teachers talk about engineers working as a group, but the answers to advantages and disadvantages differ.


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N. İrdem Ağrıman, “Investigations of science teachers’ nature of engineering views,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.