Educational Implications for Pre-Service Science Teacher Training through the Comparative Analysis between 'Integrated Science' based on the 2015 Revised Science Curriculum and Educational Contents presented in the Pre-Service Science Teachers' Textbooks of the College of Education

2015 개정 과학과 교육과정 '통합과학'과 사범대학 예비 과학 교사 교육 내용의 분석을 통한 예비 과학 교사 교육에 대한 시사점

  • Received : 2015.12.16
  • Accepted : 2015.12.28
  • Published : 2015.12.31


The purpose of this study is to examine implications of pre-service science teacher training by analyzing science field integration and connection between learning content presented in 'Integrated Science' for high school students based on the 2015 revised science curriculum, and in pre-service science learning materials (textbooks) of the college of education. For this study, the 2015 revised 'Integrated Science' curriculum and 11 types of pre-service science teachers' learning materials related to physics, chemistry, biological science, and earth science were selected. The results were as follows. Most of the learning content presented in the 2015 revised 'Integrated Science' curriculum had integrated two or more science fields. Also, almost all learning content presented in the 2015 revised 'Integrated Science' curriculum were included in pre-service science teachers' education content, with educational content for chemistry introduced at the highest rate. The textbooks for pre-service science teachers had the most learning contents of 'Energy and Environment' domain of 'Integrated Science' for high school students. Accordingly, these results suggest that 'integrated science materials' should be developed for proper the curriculum implementation. Also, training courses for science teachers responsible for 'Integrated Science' are required. Furthermore, a revised curriculum for the college of education and a method to link with certification examinations for secondary school teachers are needed.


pre-service science teacher;teacher training;high school students;science curriculum;Integrated science


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