Determination Of Knowledge And Misconceptions Of Pre-Service Elementary Science Teachers About The Greenhouse Effect By Drawing

Çelikler D., Aksan Z.

Global Conference on Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching (LINELT), Antalya, Turkey, 5 - 07 December 2013, vol.136, pp.452-456 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 136
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.05.355
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.452-456
  • Keywords: Greenhouse effect, drawing, pre-service elementary science teacher
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we aimed to determine pre-service elementary science teachers' knowledge about the greenhouse effect by drawing to determine the misconceptions they have and to classify their level of knowledge. This study was carried out with 71 pre-service teachers studying for their third year at the Science Education Department in the Faculty of Education at a state university in Turkey. In the study, the pre-service teachers were asked to put forward their knowledge about the greenhouse effect by drawing and writing. The obtained drawings and written statements were evaluated with descriptive analysis of the answers given to the questions carried out by dividing them into groups based on six different levels, as used by Kara (2007). According to the results of the research, it has been observed that pre-service teachers have inadequate knowledge and misconceptions about the greenhouse effect. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.