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ERIC Number: EJ1023881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching and Learning Chemistry in Turkey
Al-Amoush, Siham; Usak, Muhammet; Erdogan, Mehmet; Markic, Silvija; Eilks, Ingo
European Journal of Teacher Education, v36 n4 p464-479 2013
This paper describes beliefs held about teaching and learning chemistry by Turkish teachers and student-teachers. The study investigated different aspects of pre-service and in-service teachers' belief structures. Part of the study examined teachers' overall beliefs, based on participants' drawings of classroom situations. A qualitative evaluation was employed to offer information on (student-)teachers' beliefs about classroom organisation, their beliefs about teaching objectives, and their stance on epistemological beliefs. Beliefs ranged from very traditional, teacher-centred ideas to modern, student-centred ones. Data evaluation was triangulated using a quantitative approach, which focused on whether beliefs were characterised by either teacher-centredness or learner-centredness. Additionally, a Likert questionnaire was used to evaluate the educators' beliefs about the nature of good education. The results for the group of participants are presented and compared. Implications for chemistry teacher education in Turkey will also be addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey