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Bleicher, Robert E. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among science content knowledge, understanding the Learning Cycle, and self-efficacy among preservice teachers. Preservice teachers enrolled in an elementary science-methods course were categorized as Fearful, Disinterested, Successful, or Enthusiastic science learners based on differing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Bleicher, Robert E. – School Science and Mathematics, 2004
The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument-Preservice (STEBI-B) has been used in many studies to measure science teaching self-efficacy and outcome expectancy in preservice elementary teachers. Since its development in 1990, there have been no studies that have re-examined its internal validity and reliability. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses
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Bleicher, Robert E. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2007
This study examined changes in personal science teaching self-efficacy (PSTE), outcome expectancy (STOE), and science conceptual understanding and relationships among these in preservice teachers. Seventy preservice teachers enrolled in science teaching methods courses participated in this study. PSTE, STOE, and science conceptual understanding…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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Bleicher, Robert E. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in personal science teaching self-efficacy (PSTE), outcome expectancy (STOE), and science conceptual understanding and relationships among these in preservice teachers. Seventy preservice teachers enrolled in science teaching methods courses participated in this study. PSTE, STOE, and science…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction
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Bleicher, Robert E.; Lindgren, Joan – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2005
This study examined relationships between conceptual understanding, self-efficacy, and outcome expectancy beliefs as preservice teachers learned science in a constructivist-oriented methods class. Participants included 49 preservice elementary teachers. Analysis revealed that participants increased in self-efficacy, outcome expectancy, and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Constructivism (Learning)