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A Study on Scientific Attitude among Pre Service Teachers

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Vellalar College of Education, Thindal, Erode, Tamil Nadu-638012, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IYSC-2015), Pages 196-198, September,2 (2015)

Abstract

Scientific attitude is open-mindedness, a desire for accurate knowledge, confidence in procedures; seeking knowledge and expectation that solution of the problem will come out through the use of verified knowledge. The teacher bears the responsibility of developing scientific attitude among students. Without scientific attitude aims of science cannot be attained. Scientific attitude, now days, is found to be lacking even in highly educated persons, teachers and students. This is a hindrance in the path of acquiring knowledge. The teachers and students need to have a scientific outlook. This study investigated the scientific attitude among pre service students. The survey research design was used to carry out the study. A sample of 300 pre service students from Erode district of Tamil Nadu. Samples were selected using stratified random sampling technique. In this study the investigator used by the scientific attitude scale was standardized by Sood, J.K. and Sanadhya, R.P.. The collected data were analyzed using the mean, standard deviation and t-test. It was revealed from the study that there are significant differences in the level of scientific attitude among pre service teachers based on gender and subject group of the students and not significantly influenced by locality and age of the students.

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