Home    |  About the Journal   |  Aim and Scope   |  Editorial Board   |  Publication Policies   |  Writing Rules   |  Publication Ethics   |  Copyright   |  Contact   |

Quick Access


Bu Dergi DOI ve Crosscheck üyesidir


Summary


INVESTIGATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CANDIDATES’ VIEWS ON BIODIVERSITY

Students' knowledge of environmental issues and biodiversity will affect their perspectives on the environment. The concrete steps to become a conscious individual will play an important role. In order to gain this awareness, students should be educated from the elementary school years. Therefore, primary school teachers have a big duty. The aim of the study is to determine the opinions of primary school teacher candidates about biodiversity. For this purpose, Attitudes and Thoughts on Decreasing Biodiversity Scale developed by Soysal (2012) was used in the study conducted according to quantitative research model. The scale was applied to a total of 319 primary school teachers of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in the provinces of Nevşehir and Kırşehir. SPSS 22 software was used to analyse the data. With the analysis of the obtained data, it was concluded that the attitudes of the prospective teachers did not show a significant difference in terms of school, age and class, but showed a significant difference in terms of gender. The views of primary school teacher candidates in terms of various variables. The results yielded a significant difference with regard to gender variable. The views of female teacher candidates are higher than male teacher candidates. In line with the obtained results, it is suggested that the curriculum for undergraduate students be arranged in a way that enables them to have positive attitudes towards biodiversity and to have knowledge about biodiversity. In addition, activities that will enable teachers to enrich their lessons can be organized both in the curriculum and in-class applications in order to raise awareness about biodiversity starting from basic education.



Keywords

Primary school teaching, biodiversity, science education.


Reference

Advanced Search


Announcements

    Publication Language

    From the month of January 2020, the articles which will be sent to the journal have to be uploaded to the system in English and Turkish. The articles which do not comply with the format will not be taken under review.


    H. W. Wilson (Education Full Text)

    Our journal has been indexed in H. W. Wilson (Educatin Full Text) since June 2019.

     



Address :Mersin University, Faculty of Education, Department of Social Sciences Educaiton. Mersin / TURKEY
Telephone :+90 324 36100 01 / 11207 Fax :
Email :ijoeec@gmail.com

Web Yazılım & Programlama Han Yazılım Bilişim Hizmetleri