Pupils' images of the biologist: a small-scale explorative study

Daihu Yang
2018 Open Access Journal of Science  
In the past, the image of the special scientist who does the sub-categorical scientific work, for example the biologist, was rarely explored. This study examined pupils' images of the biologist by administering a Draw Biologist Test (DBT) to 34 seventh-grade junior school pupils in China. Results suggest that the pupils' images of the biologist relate to more descriptors of lab coat, spectacles, microscope, and fewer descriptors of facial hair, knowledge and technology symbols than those in
more » ... s than those in other countries and regions elsewhere. This implies that school biology educators should duly expose pupils to more biological work in the field rather than a single indoor laboratory setting, acquaint pupils with more biological research equipment and technological products than being limited to the microscope if necessary, and negotiate the culture of their own with the development of the proper image of the biologist.
doi:10.15406/oajs.2018.02.00050 fatcat:owrtwsltjbh57g6fju2lmnse7q