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ERIC Number: EJ861201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
The Change in Epistemological Beliefs and Beliefs about Teaching and Learning: A Study among Pre-Service Teachers
Chai, Ching Sing; Teo, Timothy; Lee, Chwee Beng
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n4 p351-362 Nov 2009
This study investigated the change in Singaporean pre-service teachers' epistemological beliefs and beliefs about learning and teaching over the course of a teacher preparation program. An online survey was administered during the first week of a nine-month program and the same survey was administered after the 413 participants had completed all their course work and teaching practice. Participants exhibited significant changes in epistemological beliefs and beliefs about learning and teaching--participants indicated more relativistic epistemological outlooks and less constructivism in beliefs about teaching. At the end of the teacher preparation program, they seemed to less value effort in learning and believed more in innate ability. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore