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ERIC Number: ED595248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-
The Investigation of Relationship between Teacher Candidates' Goal Orientations and Epistemological Beliefs
Arslan, Ali; Akdemir, Elif; Karamese, Esmanur
Online Submission, TOJET: The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology spec iss p641-644 Aug 2015
Individuals' subjective beliefs about knowledge is defined as an epistemology. Epistemological beliefs of individuals has the potential in developing the curriculum. A motivational approach that attempts to explain the purpose of learners' participation in teaching activities is called goal orientation. Learners' goals of participating in teaching activities affect ways of participation to learning activities, participation levels and maintaining level of participation. The purpose of this study is to examine the relation between teacher candidates' goal orientations and the belief that learning depends on effort. In this study, correlation method was used. The achievement goal orientation scale and the scale of belief that learning depends on effort, which is the subscale of the epistemological belief scale. The data are collected from 161 teacher candidates. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and stepwise regression analysis method were used in data analysis. The results of the study showed that there was positive and significant correlation between belief that learning depends on effort, learning orientation and performance-orientation approach. On the other hand, there is no significant correlation between performance-avoidence orientation and belief that learning depends on effort. [This paper was presented at INTE 2015.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey