Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers

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  • Source:
    Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, v5 n1 p134-145 2019. 13 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1203304
      Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health. Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Kelesoglu Education Faculty, Meram, Konya 42090, Turkey. e-mail: jeseh.info@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.jeseh.net
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      2149-214X
    • Subject Terms:
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    • Abstract:
      Research in teacher education has given increasing attention to pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as a theoretical construct that describes necessary knowledge for teachers to teach specific content. This research study aims to examine whether an understanding about the nature of science (NOS) correlates with orientation to teaching science (OTS), which is an overarching component of PCK for teaching science. Nineteen first-year preservice biology teachers completed adapted versions of an open-ended questionnaire called V-NOS and a multiple-choice OTS test called POSST whose data were transformed and then analyzed using Pearson's correlation. The results reveal a slightly negative correlation between these two variables, which is not statistically significant (r = -0.227, p = 0.351). This result suggests that understanding of the NOS may not be a dimension of OTSs, so facilitating understanding of the NOS may not necessarily lead to inquiry-based OTSs.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      41
    • Physical Description:
      13
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1203304
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LADACHART, L. Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers. Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, [s. l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 134–145, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 25 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Ladachart L. Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers. Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health. 2019;5(1):134-145. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203304&custid=s8280428. Accessed August 25, 2019.
    • APA:
      Ladachart, L. (2019). Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers. Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 5(1), 134–145. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203304&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ladachart, Luecha. 2019. “Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers.” Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health 5 (1): 134–45. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203304&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Ladachart, L. (2019) ‘Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers’, Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 5(1), pp. 134–145. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203304&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 25 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ladachart, L 2019, ‘Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers’, Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 134–145, viewed 25 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Ladachart, Luecha. “Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers.” Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, vol. 5, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 134–145. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203304&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ladachart, Luecha. “Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers.” Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health 5, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 134–45. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203304&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ladachart L. Correlation between Understanding about Nature of Science and Orientation to Teaching Science: An Exploratory Study with Thai First-Year Preservice Biology Teachers. Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2019 Aug 25];5(1):134–45. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1203304&custid=s8280428