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An Analysis of Types and Sources of Background Knowledges of Elementary Preservice Teachers` Questions about Astronomy Contents in Elementary Science Text Books
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An Analysis of Types and Sources of Background Knowledges of Elementary Preservice Teachers` Questions about Astronomy Contents in Elementary Science Text Books
Lee, Myeong-Je;
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 Abstract
The purpose of this study is to find out the relationship between types and sources of background knowledges of elementary preteachers` questions about astronomy contents in the elementary science text books. Data were extracted from the preteachers` classes established in a university of education. The results are as follows. First, right background knowledges of questions were found in about 58% questions, wrong background knowledges 15%, and no background knowledges 26%. Second, it was found that `school` as a source of background knowledges was found in 29% questions, `friend` 21%, `internet` 14%, `book reading` 12%, `others` 9%, `TV` 7%, `institute` 4%. In case of the type that right background knowledges have casual relation or correlation with question contents, `book reading` and `TV` sources rate increased, but `internet` and `others` decreased when compared to total questions. In the type which background knowledges are right and did not have casual relation or correlation with question contents, `internet` source rate increased and `friend` decreased. In case of the type that wrong background knowledges do not have casual relation or correlation with question contents, `friend` and `TV` sources rate increased, but `school` and `book reading` decreased. The type which background knowledges are right and did not have casual relation or correlation with question contents, `internet` source rate increased and `friend` decreased. In case of the type of no background knowledges, `TV` and `institute` source rate increased, but `internet` and `book reading` decreased. Third, the questions in `Earth and Moon` unit have little background knowledges. The questions in `solar system and stars` have background knowledges with no relation to the questions. Especially, in the unit `changes of seasons`, right background knowledges were found in more than half questions, but the contents of questions and background knowledges were not connected scientifically.
 Keywords
background knowledges of questions;elementary science text books;preteachers;scientific literacy;
 Language
Korean
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