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Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, v5 n1 p1-9 2017

This study investigated the conceptions of the nature of science held by pre-service undergraduate biology teachers in South-West, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the influence of their gender on their conceptions of the nature of science. The study was a descriptive research of the survey method. The population for the study comprised all undergraduate pre-service biology teachers in Nigerian universities. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select ninety nine (99) undergraduate pre-service biology teachers from three universities in South-West, Nigeria. The nature of science questionnaire (NoSQ) was used to collect data. Results revealed that pre-service undergraduate teachers' gender did not influence their conceptions. It was recommended that biology teacher educators should equip the pre-service undergraduate biology teachers with meta-cognitive tools such as Study Technology to enable them to learn for meaningful understanding.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Science Teachers, Biology, Scientific Principles, Knowledge Level, Misconceptions, Gender Differences, Geographic Regions, Questionnaires, Metacognition, Hypothesis Testing, Statistical Analysis

University of Malaya Faculty of Education. Kuala Lumpur 50603 Malaysia. Web site: http://moj-es.net/





Author: Adedoyin, A. O.; Bello, G.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1780&id=EJ1125055







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