Examination of Gifted Students' Views on Science, Technology, and Society

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Küçük M., Göz H., Küçük A.

Turkish Journal of Teacher Education, vol.10, no.1, pp.1-22, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Teacher Education
  • Journal Indexes: Index Copernicus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-22
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


This research aimed to examine the views of gifted students at Science and Art
Centers in the Eastern Black Sea Region on the sub-dimensions of the ScienceTechnology-Society (STS) approach. The research was carried out with 251 gifted
students (5, 6, 7, 8th) enrolled in Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Trabzon, and Rize Science
and Art Centers (S&ACs) in the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey in the first
semester of 2018-2019 academic year. A survey method was used within the scope
of the quantitative research approach, and data were collected by Views on ScienceTechnology-Society (VOSTS) survey. Descriptive statistics were used to determine
the percentage of the answers given as a result of the VOSTS survey. The results
revealed that in the views of the gifted students about STS, only three of the
responses to the VOSTS (TR) questionnaire showed the expected level of answers,
and in the other items, the views they had completely coincided with the non-gifted
students. It is recommended that the STS views of the gifted students should be
continuously monitored and STS views should be included in the student
identification for science and art centers.