Examining of Problem Solving Skills According to Different Variables for Science Teachers Candidates

Nilgun Yenice, Baris Ozden, Burcu Evren
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Todays society needs persons who have easy access to information and ability to use it for contribute production, communication and critical thinking skills with capability of analysis, synthesis and evaluation, investigating, creative, questioning, adopted universal values and constantly improving themselves. In this context, are expected to train the manpower with that features from education systems. Especially science teachers have most importance earning mentioned qualities to students.
more » ... ies to students. For this reason, in research is aimed to investigate problem-solving skills of science teacher candidates in terms of demographic characteristics. For this purpose, to the teacher candidates were applied problem-solving inventory and personal information form which were and Heppner (1993). Total 125 teacher candidates who located in the western provinces of Turkey participated to study. According to the research results, teacher candidates total scores of problem solving skills shows no statistically significant differences according to gender, grade level and type of high school.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.165 fatcat:qmsvrwmbvnbhhluuapcczi37ba