TEACHER CANDIDATES’ EVALUATION OF THE FRINGE SERIES IN THE SCIENCE- TECHNOLOGY-SOCIETY TRIANGLE
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It is widely accepted that one of the most important series that sheds light on the triangle of science-technology-society is the Fringe series. This study intends to make teacher candidates analyze the Fringe in the triangle of science-technology-society and to get their views on the future technologies mentioned in the series and the dilemmas about the effects of these technologies on society. The phenomenology method, one of the qualitative research methods was used when designing the study. During the application process, the teacher candidates were shown the Fringe series and based on the science and technology applications in this series as well as the effects of these applications on society, the existing phenomena related to the subject in the context of science-technology-society were examined. Semi-structured interview questions for the Fringe developed by the researchers were used as a data collection tool. As a result of the study, it was seen that the science teacher candidates evaluated the events in the Fringe with different perspectives on the science-technology-society triangle.