Examining Junior High School Students’ Views of the Nature of Science and Technology
This study aims to examine junior high school students’ views of the nature of science and technology (NOST). The participants include 125 junior high school students in one of schools in Bandung, Indonesia. The NOST questionnaire consisted of 8 multiple choice items including four aspects: definitions of science and technology, epistemology, the internal sociology of science, and the external sociology of science. The data from the questionnaire were analyzed using frequency distribution to characterize trends in the students’ views. The results revealed that generally junior high school students had inadequate views regarding nature of science and technology. The study is of great significance to the teachers in order to emphasis the aspects of NOST in science learning.
Index Terms - Epistemology, Nature of Science and Technology, View