firstname.lastname@example.org, adnan menderes üniversitesi
email@example.com, University of South florida
The advantages of AI (finance sector, verificiation, validity, security, healthcare) motivates researchers to develop this technology. However, there are some concern among the researchers about its’ potential risks involved if built or used incorrectly. Thus, being aware of this emerging technology and thinking about the risks and benefits associated with it is worth to study. The purpose of this study is to evoke students’ interest to this technology and using it as a conceptual construct to explore their socioscientific reasoning patterns. Socioscientific reasoning (SSR) model, developed by Zeidler, Herman, Ruzek (2012), theoretically guided the present research. A qualitative research design guided the present study. Fifty (30 females, 20 males) preservice junior students studying at a public university participated to the study. The students came together once per week and the unit of study lasted three weeks, near the beginning of the semester. The socioscientific reasoning patterns of PTs on Artificial Intelligence, developed in group discussions, were used as data source. Results showed that 32% of the students have pragmatic views on artificial intelligence issues, 46% of them displayed emotive reaosoning on the issue, 20% of them evaluated the utilities provided by AI, and 4% of them were against the development of artificial intelligence due to the theolegical issues.
Keywords: artificial intelligence, socioscientific reasoning, socioscientific issues