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ERIC Number: EJ1062898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Prospective High School Physics Teachers' Beliefs about Teaching Practices: From Traditionalist to Constructivist
Demirci, Neset
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v11 n3 p693-711 Jun 2015
The main aim of this study was to determine the teaching practices of prospective high school physics teachers with respect to their preference for teaching as a traditionalist or as a constructivist. To study the beliefs of prospective high school physics teachers on this subject, firstly, the Teacher Belief Survey was administered to 135 prospective high school physics teachers; and then semi-structured interviews were conducted with eleven prospective high school physics teachers. Analyzing of the survey and interviews showed that most prospective high school teachers had intermediate (traditionalist to constructivist) beliefs about teaching physics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey