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ERIC Number: EJ1175052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Using Illustrations to Depict Preservice Science Teachers' Self-Efficacy: A Case Study
Greco, Robert Del; Bernadowski, Carianne; Parker, Susan
International Journal of Instruction, v11 n2 p75-88 Apr 2018
This qualitative case study conducted at a small private university in the U.S. found that preservice teacher self-efficacy increased over the course of four semesters when taught inquiry-based instruction from a Social Constructivist Theoretical framework. This study utilized "A Draw a Science Teacher Test Checklist (DASTT-C)" created by Thomas, Pederson, and Finson (2001) and required students to draw themselves both at the beginning and end of the semester. Additionally, three themes were found in the reflections of the students which included: "teacher as facilitator," "students as teachers," "learning through inquiry." Based on these findings, it is clear that preservice teachers' attitudes and beliefs can be changed based on university instructional and course design.
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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