Investigation of Students’ Alternative Conceptions of Terms and Processes of Gene Technology
Common categories of students’ conceptions, each category with one sample term and one sample process of gene technology (students’ key words for each category are within students’ quotations in italic letters; see Table 6 for all categories).
Students’ application to the
conception is connected to …
term of genea
process of change of genotypea
… means genetic information …
… means that hereditary information will be changed.
… which eye color one has, …
… is the chemical change of certain traits of the father.
Techniques and/or equipment.
… means that parts of the genotype are changed by medical techniques.
Words showing relationships.
The child of a pair has the genes of his/her parents …
For example, if everybody in the family has blond hair and one child has red hair.
… is a specific manipulation.
A specific object.
… are small cells …
If one changes the genes of a human being.
A specific localization.
… inside of the person …
Sample student quotation.
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