Determination of Science Teacher Candidates' Views on Electronic waste Pollution


5th World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, WCLTA 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, 29 - 31 October 2014, vol.186, pp.261-268 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 186
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.146
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-268
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study, determination of the science teacher candidates' views on electronic waste pollution. Science teachers' views on the data of electronic waste pollution. The participants of the study were determined with a purposive sample which enables researcher to choose the ones who are believed to find to solutions to the problems of the researcher. Total 75 teacher candidates that first, second and third grade from uludag university and different universities are participated to study during the 2013-2014 academic year, summer school courses. Data were collected open-ended questions which developed by the researchers. Students were answered the related seven open ended questions in almost 30 minutes. The qualitative data obtained from the study were analyzed using a phenomenological method. According to results of the study it was determined that teachers candidates are not sufficiently knowledgeable about the electronic waste and damages to the environment and human health. It was recommended that teachers candidates need to be aware of this issue. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.