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ERIC Number: ED507247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan-4
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Prospective Elemantary Science Teachers' Epistemological Beliefs
Macaroglu Akgul, Esra; Oztuna Kaplan, Aysun
Online Submission, Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences n1 p2529?2533 2009
This research study examined "prospective elementary science teachers' epistemological beliefs". Forty-nine prospective elementary science teachers participated into research. The research was designed in both quantitative and qualitative manner, within the context of "Special Methods in Science Teaching I" course. Participants' epistemological beliefs were determined by administering "Scientific Epistemological Beliefs Scale" of Pomeroy (1993). Observation of in-class discussions, interview with students and document analysis were the three sources of data used in data triangulation part of the qualitative piece of the study. Data analysis indicated that prospective elementary science teachers were "traditional" according to the epistemological beliefs they hold. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey