IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 7, July 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Sreetanuka Nath
Students have different perception about science and scientist. How do students view science and scientists? And is this perception important to science educators in any way? Finding out answer to these questions would pave new insights in science education. This study tries to elucidate upon the choice of subjects students state when told to write about ‘scientist at work’ and ‘me as a scientist. ’Results indicate drift towards choice of astronomy and chemistry. The subjects mentioned rarely in the passages were ecology, earth-science, education, mathematics, sports, genetic engineering and the social sciences.