Prospective chemistry teachers' perceptions of their profession : the state of the art in Slovenia and Finland

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dc.contributor.author Savec, Vesna Ferk
dc.contributor.author Urankar, Bernarda
dc.contributor.author Aksela, Maija
dc.contributor.author Devetak, Iztok
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-12T10:55:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-12T10:55:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Savec , V F , Urankar , B , Aksela , M & Devetak , I 2017 , ' Prospective chemistry teachers' perceptions of their profession : the state of the art in Slovenia and Finland ' , Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society , vol. 82 , no. 10 , pp. 1193-1210 . https://doi.org/10.2298/JSC161221083S
dc.identifier.other PURE: 98671591
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000416623900009
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85033578445
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-9552-248X/work/41626738
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232293
dc.description.abstract The main purpose of this paper is to present Slovenian and Finnish prospective chemistry teachers' perceptions of their future profession, especially with regard to their understanding of the role of the triple nature of chemical concepts (macro, submicro and symbolic) and their representations in chemistry learning. A total of 19 prospective teachers (10 Slovenian, 9 Finnish) at master's level in chemical education participated in the research. The prospective teachers' opinions were gathered using an electronic questionnaire comprising six open-ended questions. The study revealed many parallels between Slovenian and Finnish prospective chemistry teachers' perceptions of their future profession and their understanding of the role of the triple nature of chemical concepts, especially particle representations, in chemistry learning. The majority of the prospective teachers from both countries believe that personal characteristics are the most important attribute of a successful chemistry teacher. Thus, they highly value teachers' enthusiasm for teaching and the use of contemporary teaching approaches in chemistry. The prospective teachers displayed an adequate understanding of the role of the triple nature of chemical concepts (i.e., particle representations) in the planning and implementation of a specific chemistry lesson. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society
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dc.subject attributes of a chemistry teacher
dc.subject chemistry teacher profession
dc.subject triple nature of chemical concepts
dc.subject particle representations
dc.subject MENTAL MODELS
dc.subject STUDENTS
dc.subject EDUCATION
dc.subject SCIENCE
dc.subject CONCEPTIONS
dc.subject MOLECULES
dc.subject LEVEL
dc.subject IDEAS
dc.subject REPRESENTATIONS
dc.subject EXPLANATIONS
dc.subject 116 Chemical sciences
dc.title Prospective chemistry teachers' perceptions of their profession : the state of the art in Slovenia and Finland en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Chemistry
dc.contributor.organization Teacher Education, Department of Chemistry
dc.contributor.organization Teachers' Academy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.2298/JSC161221083S
dc.relation.issn 0352-5139
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