The Impact of a Nanotechnology-Based Training Program on the Development of Digital Competencies among High School Biology Teachers

Norah Saleh Mohamed Al-Muqbil


This study aimed to investigate the impact of a training program based on nanotechnology applications on the development of digital competencies among high school biology teachers. There is a gap between teachers' current digital competencies and the skills needed to effectively leverage nanotechnology in biology education. The study found statistically significant differences between pre-test and post-test scores on a digital competency assessment after teachers completed the nanotechnology training program. The program encompassed fundamental nanoscience knowledge, biology-specific applications, digital skills training, and hands-on activities. Results showed a large effect size, indicating the substantial impact of the intervention on enhancing teachers' digital competencies. Recommendations highlight integrating nanotechnology into science curricula and emphasize biology connections, problem-solving, content creation, and ethical considerations regarding advanced nanomaterials. Promoting teacher motivation and scientific inquiry is vital. The research addresses an urgent need to equip biology educators with digital skills aligned with rapidly evolving science and technology.

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