Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(1), pp. 58 - 71
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080107
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Students - Future Teachers' Knowledge and Attitudes towards Migrations of Species and Diseases Caused by Insects


Katarzyna Potyrala 1, Karolina Czerwiec 1,*, Malgorzata Klys 2
1 Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Educational Sciences, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
2 Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

ABSTRACT

The aim of the research was to diagnose the knowledge and attitudes of the students-future teachers, on diseases caused by insects and relationship between migration of people and the spread of diseases. It was assumed that students-future teachers: have a wide range of knowledge about diseases caused by insects; recognize that there is a correlation between the influx of migrants and the threat of the spread of infectious diseases, which were rare so far in European countries or have not been presented at all. Research was carried out with the use of diagnostic survey and the research tool - questionnaire (Thurstone scale). Results of the research showed that 1120 students-future teachers: 504 of Polish and 616 of French universities have a high level of knowledge in the field of infectious diseases (at the level of 62% to 92%). However, 90% of respondents express concern about outbreak of bacterial and viral diseases in connection with the possibility of uncontrolled human migrations. Such students' attitudes can have an effect on the way of transformation of educational contents on migration of different populations and the interaction between them, which should be tested for deeper understanding of teaching contents.

KEYWORDS
Insects, Attitudes, Teacher Training

Cite this paper
Katarzyna Potyrala , Karolina Czerwiec , Malgorzata Klys . "Students - Future Teachers' Knowledge and Attitudes towards Migrations of Species and Diseases Caused by Insects." Universal Journal of Educational Research 8.1 (2020) 58 - 71. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080107.