TURKISH STUDENTS’ VIEWS ON NATURE OF SCIENCE

Mehmet Karakaş

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This paper explored students' views on nature of science using qualitative research techniques, mainly in-depth individual interviews. Sample consisted of 18 students enrolled on 7th grade in a small public school in northeastern Turkey. Findings revealed that students had mixed views on nature of science, as it is the case with the scientific community today. Students held contemporary views about some aspects of NOS and traditionalist views about other aspects. This study calls for improving the teaching of NOS in Turkish middle school science classrooms. 

 

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nature of science, middle school science teaching, Turkey

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