International Journal of Progressive Education
Abbreviation: IJPE | ISSN (Print): 1554-5210 | DOI: 10.29329/ijpe

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(2) 473-490

Awareness and Views of Teachers Who Received In- Service STEM Training About STEM

Dilber Acar & Yasemin Büyükşahin

pp. 473 - 490   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2020.332.29

Published online: April 07, 2021  |   Number of Views: 15  |  Number of Download: 39


Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the awareness and views of teachers from different disciplines who received in-service STEM training about STEM education. To this end, the study employed a mixed methods research design in which both quantitative and qualitative research approaches are used. For the quantitative phase of the study, the sample was composed of 64 teachers from the different branches. The teachers were sampled using convenience sampling. For the qualitative phase of the study, the teachers were chosen using criterion sampling. The sample was drawn of 16 teachers who had a high, moderate or low level of awareness. The quantitative data were collected using the “STEM Awareness Scale” and the qualitative data were collected using a semi-structured interview form. The analysis results showed that teachers’ awareness of STEM increased after the in-service training. The teachers held the view that using the STEM approach in their classes is beneficial to, themselves, students, and the country and the effective implementation of STEM education depends on the elimination of shortcomings such as the lack of time, materials, and workshops.

Keywords: STEM Education, Teacher Views, Awareness, STEM Training


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Acar, D. & Buyuksahin, Y. (2021). Awareness and Views of Teachers Who Received In- Service STEM Training About STEM . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(2), 473-490. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.332.29

Harvard
Acar, D. and Buyuksahin, Y. (2021). Awareness and Views of Teachers Who Received In- Service STEM Training About STEM . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(2), pp. 473-490.

Chicago 16th edition
Acar, Dilber and Yasemin Buyuksahin (2021). "Awareness and Views of Teachers Who Received In- Service STEM Training About STEM ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (2):473-490. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.332.29.

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