ERIC Number: EJ1065942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Pre-Service Teachers' Science Beliefs, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy: A Multi-Case Study
Kazempour, Mahsa; Sadler, Troy D.
Teaching Education, v26 n3 p247-271 2015
The aim of this multi-case study was to explore the extent and nature of changes in elementary pre-service teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and self-efficacy toward science and science teaching as a result of participating in a science methods course. The study specifically focused on three groups of pre-service teachers based on their varying beliefs, attitudes, and self-efficacy prior to the course. The study examined factors that may have contributed to changes in these domains as well as interrelationships among the three constructs.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Methods Courses, Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Attitude Change, Correlation, Teacher Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Responsibility, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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