NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1065843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1450-104X
Physics Teachers' Beliefs and Their Performance in an In-Service Training Program
Mistades, Voltaire
Science Education International, v18 n3 p173-187 Sep 2007
Research in science education identified a variety of attitudes and beliefs that shape and/or are shaped by classroom experience. The present study identified high school teachers' beliefs about Physics and learning Physics. Since the background of the forty-one teachers who participated in a six-week in-service training program was neither in Physics nor in Physics education, the training program was designed to upgrade their conceptual understanding of Physics, and their skills and competencies in teaching Physics. Using the profile obtained from the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) and the grades that the participants obtained in the various courses they took, the relationship between teachers' beliefs and their grade point average is presented. Implications for classroom practices are also discussed.
International Council of Associations for Science Education. Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Education, Buca, Izmir 35150, Turkey. Tel: +90-532-4267927; Fax: +90-232-4204895; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A