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ERIC Number: ED500844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Does Constructivist Teaching Help Students Move Their Epistemological Beliefs in Physics through Uppers Levels?
Ogan-Bekiroglu, Feral; Sengul-Turgut, Gulsen
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Conference of Asian Science Education (CASE) (Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Feb 20-23, 2008)
The examination of the development of students' epistemological beliefs is important. There is little empirical evidence for precisely how epistemological beliefs are altered. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of constructivist teaching on students' epistemological beliefs in physics. One-group pretest-posttest research design was utilized for the study. The participants were 15 nine-grade students. The participants were interviewed before and after the instruction where constructivist teaching was employed. Results indicated that teaching methods and strategies based on constructivist approach helped the students move their epistemological beliefs in physics through upper levels. (Contains 2 tables.) [This paper was published in: The Proceedings of the Conference of Asian Science Education (CASE) (Kaohsiung, Taiwan, February 20-23, 2008).]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A