Determining science teachers' ideas about the science process skills: a case study


World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.890-895 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.158
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.890-895
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to investigate science teachers' ideas about the science process skills (SPS) using qualitative analysis. This study was carried out at the first term of 2008 - 2009 academic year. A case study research methodology was used. The sample of this study consisted of 10 science teachers (ST), who has been working at Giresun center elementary schools in Turkey. A semi-structured interview procedure was used to collect data. The collected data were analyzed with Nvivo 8 program. The results indicate that the majority of sample have not had widespread theoretical knowledge on SPS. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved