DOI: 10.14704/nq.2019.17.3.1932

I Can Draw a Scientist Whom I Imagined

Serpil Pekdoğan, Kayhan Bozgün

Abstract


The present study aims to determine the perceptions of 5-6 year-old children taking pre-school education about scientists. The study conducted in design of phenomenology from qualitative research method, and the data were collected with the pictures drawn by children. Crayons and drawing papers were distributed to the children participating in the study and they were asked to draw a picture of a scientist. After the children completed their pictures, they were asked to briefly describe the pictures. The data of the study were analyzed by using a checklist designed by the researcher for 5-6 year-old children based on Draw A Scientist Checklist. As a result of the study, the children generally perceived the scientist as people who work in the laboratory, use various test materials, conduct or think experiment, mostly have glasses, are both male and female, but mostly as a male, and have mostly a positive character. In accordance with these results, it was determined that the unchanging perceptions on scientist developed during the preschool period and activities addressing different aspects of science are recommended to be involved in order to create different perceptions in children.

Keywords


Scientist, Children, Draw, Preschool Education

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