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Assessing Kuwaiti Pre-service Science Teachers’ Greenhouse Effect Perceptions and Misconceptions

  • Yaqoub J. JaferEmail author
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Abstract

This study aimed to identify misconceptions of 1st year and 4th year pre-service science teachers about the greenhouse effect. A questionnaire developed by Boyes and Stanisstreet (Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2(4), 541–557, 1993) was administered to 163 pre-service science teachers in the College of Education at Kuwait University. The questionnaire consisted of 36 statements scored on a three-point Likert scale. The statements were arranged into three sections each containing 12 statements. Using means, frequency, percentage, and t test, the results indicated that most pre-service science teachers have some misconceptions about ozone layer, global warming, and issues related with causes, consequences of the greenhouse effect and the ways to alleviate its effect.

Keywords

Greenhouse effect Pre-service teachers Ozone layer Misconceptions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and Teaching Methods, College of EducationKuwait UniversityKaifanKuwait

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