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Hudson, Peter; Usak, Muhammet; Fancovicova, Jana; Erdogan, Mehmet; Prokop, Pavol – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
Understanding preservice teachers' memories of their education may aid towards articulating high-impact teaching practices. This study describes 246 preservice teachers' perceptions of their secondary science education experiences through a questionnaire and 28-item survey. ANOVA was statistically significant about participants' memories of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Scientific Attitudes
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Fancovicova, Jana; Prokop, Pavol – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
Plants are integral parts of ecosystems which determine life on Earth. People's attitudes toward them are however, largely overlooked. Here we present initial psychometric assessment of self-constructed Plant Attitude Scale (PAS) that was administered to a sample of 310 Slovakian students living in rural areas aged 10-15 years. The final version…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Rural Areas, Psychometrics
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Erdogan, Mehmet; Ozel, Murat; Usak, Muhammet; Prokop, Pavol – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
The impact of biotechnologies on peoples' everyday lives continuously increases. Measuring young peoples' attitudes toward biotechnologies is therefore very important and its results are useful not only for science curriculum developers and policy makers, but also for producers and distributors of genetically modified products. Despite of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biotechnology, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Prokop, Pavol; Tuncer, Gaye; Kvasnicak, Radoslav – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2007
Field trips are ideal for increasing students' experience and perceptions of various organisms and their relationship between the original habitat. However, in general field trips are greatly neglected by teachers and their short-term effects are thought to be questionable. Therefore, we conducted a one-day field trip for both improving students'…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Field Trips, Student Attitudes, Ecology
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Zoldosova, Kristina; Prokop, Pavol – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2006
This paper explores the idea of informal science education in scientific field laboratory (The Science Field Centre). The experimental group of pupils (N = 153) was experienced with approximately 5-day lasting field trips and experiments in the Field Centre in Slovakia. After finishing the course, two different research methods were used to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Experimental Groups, Field Trips, Foreign Countries