Perspectives in science education of secondary school teacher:

Sub Title: basis for development of materials to enhance science teaching

Author: Sarinas, Brian Gil S.

Accession Number: 1603D

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Author No: S

Copyright Year: 2014

Abstract:

This study aimed to determine the levels of the four perspectives in science education as measured by concept learning focus, developmental focus, differential focus, and focus on problem solving and to develop training materials in science education to enhance the science teaching of high school science teachers in specials science and regular classes in the Division of Iloilo City. These four foci or perspective im science education were gleaned from Eylon and Linn (1988) in their study on examining four research perspectives in science education. These four perspectives were measured on a scale as "very high,""high,""low," and "very low" using a researcher-made questionnaire having a four-point Likert scale. This researcher-made questionnaire underwent content and construct validation and reliability testing using Cronbach Alpha set at .05 level of significance. The descriptive statistical tools were means and standard deviations while the inferential statistical tools was the t-test for independent samples set at .05 level of significance. The result showed that the grand means of the four perspective in science educations as measured by concept-learning focus, developmental focus, differential focus, and focus on problem solving were very high. was further strengthened by triangulation of data such as the evaluation and comments or observations of the Principal/OIC/ Science Coordinator, Science Department Heads, and students and researcher's observations of teachers' lesson/log plans, test questions, or periodical examinations, and finally, class observation that were conducted twice. The t-test showed that there were no significant differences among the four perspectives in science education in terms of concept-learning focus, developmental focus, differential focus, and focus on problem solving of secondary school science teachers in the special science and regular classes set at .05 level of significance. Since the four perspective in science educations showed a very high perspective, all of the four perspective in science education were utilized to develop training materials so as to enhance and sustain excellent teaching in science and to serve as guide for the secondary school science teachers in the special science classes and regular classes in the Division of Iloilo City.


Keywords: Perspectives in science education, science teaching (Secondary)

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