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Table 4 Percentage of teachers’ NOS views in the pre- and post-interview

From: Improving science teachers’ nature of science views through an innovative continuing professional development program

  Naive Eclectic Informed
Pre (%) Post
(%)
Pre
(%)
Post
(%)
Pre
(%)
Post
(%)
Empirical NOS 55 11 39 34 6 55
Scientific method 72 0 22 34 6 66
Tentative NOS 6 0 78 39 16 61
Nature of scientific theories and laws 83 44 11 22 6 34
Inference and theoretical entities in science 44 6 34 55 22 39
Subjective and theory-laden NOS 22 0 50 39 28 61
Social and cultural embeddedness of science 28 0 6 0 66 100
Imagination and creativity in science 0 0 61 11 39 89