We All Need WE: The Effect of Using Facebook and Group Fieldwork on Students’ Interdependence and Awareness of STSE Issues

Wafaa Mohammed Moawad Abd-El-Aal, Astrid Steele


In a departure from traditional lecture formats, this research examines the effect of using both Facebook and group
fieldwork in developing Egyptian pre-service teachers’ interdependence, and their awareness of STSE. Group work
and fieldwork were found to enhance interdependence/cooperation of participants, as well as strengthen their
understanding of STSE issues. Participants found it difficult to find a balance between the different perspectives
afforded by STSE studies. A number of recommendations are offered to strengthen teacher preparation in an
Egyptian context.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v7n1p53

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