Exploring the Science Teachers’ and Students’ views on the effectiveness of Health Literacy in Raising Awareness about Misuse of Chemicals and their precautions
This research focusses on the use of video in a physics laboratory in higher education in Pakistan. Using video seeks to improve understanding of science procedures. This study explores the perceptions of key stakeholders relating to the use of video, specifically in relation to laboratory procedures. Thus, the main aims of the study are to explore (a) their perceptions about the components for use of video so that experiments can be undertaken appropriately; (b) their perceptions of the role and importance of procedural of physics practical in the laboratory.
The study uses a methodological triangulation to gather data from a science teacher using a questionnaire followed by semi-structured interviews with 10 science teacher, and five focus groups with small groups of science students. Although the researcher’s role as an insider helped in collecting robust and extensive data due to personal familiarity with the native setting, it also brought challenges in conducting the use of video interviews. Overall, it became clear that the conceptualization of the role and importance of procedural understanding was rather limited. Nonetheless, the results of this study indicate that most video users saw the role and importance of procedural understanding. Many teachers-educators appreciated their role as facilitators of the learning process using inquiry and reported that they had developed an appreciation of the benefits of performing practical through using videos in the physics practical laboratory. In addition, many of the teachers reported that continued practice in the physics laboratory through videos and/or teaching method courses had contributed to their developing a better understanding of physics practical in the laboratory.
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