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ERIC Number: EJ1017976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-5210
Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Using Vee Diagrams as a Report Schema in Science Education Laboratories
Meric, Gursoy
International Journal of Progressive Education, v10 n1 p84-100 Feb 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate pre-service teachers' beliefs and thoughts about using Vee Diagrams or Vee Maps in science education laboratories. The study's sample consists of 54 students (42 girls and 12 boys) from the elementary school education department in the science education division of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey. Data were collected from the study "Beliefs scale for the Use of Vee Diagrams of pre-service teachers" consisting of 20 Likert-type questions,and "Open-ended Questionnaire about the Use of Vee Diagram in science education laboratories," which includes 10 open-ended questions. First, the students were taught about Vee maps and diagrams for one week, and then some students volunteered for the scale, questionnaire and interview-application. Data were obtained for the quantitative and qualitative parts of the study. A mixed-methods design was used. Results indicate that pre-service teachers have positive beliefs towards the use of Vee diagrams in science education laboratories and there is a cross-relation between their beliefs and correct drawings for Vee diagrams.
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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