Examining Thai biology teachers’ understanding of the nature of science: Where there are various ethnic groups of the Mekhong sub-region people

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Adchara Chaisri Khureerung

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This research aimed at examining Thai biology teachers’ understanding of the nature of science (NoS). Participants included 118 biology teachers from 51 schools in Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan provinces, Thailand, where there are various ethnic groups of the Mekhong sub-region people. Research methodology utilised an interpretive paradigm. Teachers’ understanding of NoS was interpreted through an open-ended questionnaire about NoS that was adapted from Lederman et al. views of NoS questionnaire form-C and interviews. The results of this study shows that more than 50% of the participants had shown uninformed, ambiguous I and ambiguous II views in the questionnaire and interviews. The paper discuss the NoS understanding of teachers’ in order to after this improving their understanding of NoS and preparing them for teaching.


Keywords: Biology teacher, nature of science (NoS), understanding, VNOS-C, teaching.

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Chaisri Khureerung, A. (2019). Examining Thai biology teachers’ understanding of the nature of science: Where there are various ethnic groups of the Mekhong sub-region people. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), 396-404. https://doi.org/10.18844/prosoc.v6i1.4192
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