Preservice Science Teachers’ Views on Science-Technology-Society

Emel Dikmentepe, Zeha Yakar


The aim of this study is to investigate the views of pre-service science teachers on Science-Technology-Society (STS). In the research, a descriptive research method was used and data were collected using the Views on Science-Technology-Society (VOSTS) Questionnaire. In general, the results of this study revealed that pre-service science teachers have developed positive views about some STS components such as meaning of science and technology. The results have also revealed that pre-service science teachers think that there is influence of not only science/technology on society but also of society on science/technology. According to many pre-service science teachers, scientific knowledge may change, and their views about the fact that theories are not laws, shows a positive development about the nature of scientific knowledge through the science teacher education program.

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