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Tastan Kirik, Özgecan – Research in Science Education, 2013
This study explores the science teaching efficacy beliefs of preservice elementary teachers and the relationship between efficacy beliefs and multiple factors such as antecedent factors (participation in extracurricular activities and number of science and science teaching methods courses taken), conceptual understanding, classroom management…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Science, Self Efficacy
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Kilinç, Ahmet; Kartal, Tezcan; Eroglu, Baris; Demiral, Ümit; Afacan, Özlem; Polat, Dilber; Demirci Guler, Mutlu P.; Görgülü, Özkan – Research in Science Education, 2013
The aim of the present study was to understand the nature of teaching efficacy beliefs related to a socioscientific issue (SSI). We investigated Turkish preservice science teachers' teaching efficacy beliefs about genetically modified (GM) foods using a belief system approach. We assumed that preservice teachers' beliefs about GM foods (content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Braund, Martin; Leigh, Joanne – Research in Science Education, 2013
Pupil talk and discussion are seen as having important social and cognitive outcomes. In science classes, pupils' collaborative talk supports the construction of meaning and helps examine the status of evidence, theory and knowledge. However, pupil interactive talk in groups is rare in science lessons. The research reported is part of a project to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Educationally Disadvantaged, Statistical Analysis
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Velayutham, Sunitadevi; Aldridge, Jill M. – Research in Science Education, 2013
The primary aim of this study was two-fold: 1) to identify salient psychosocial features of the classroom environment that influence students' motivation and self-regulation in science learning; and 2) to examine the effect of the motivational constructs of learning goal orientation, science task value and self-efficacy in science learning on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Structural Equation Models, Student Motivation
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Cheung, Derek – Research in Science Education, 2015
For students to be successful in school chemistry, a strong sense of self-efficacy is essential. Chemistry self-efficacy can be defined as students' beliefs about the extent to which they are capable of performing specific chemistry tasks. According to Bandura ("Psychol. Rev." 84:191-215, 1977), students acquire information about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Secondary School Students, Self Efficacy
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Palmer, D. H. – Research in Science Education, 2006
Self-efficacy has been shown to be an issue of concern for primary teacher education students--many of them have low self-efficacy and this can negatively affect their future teaching of science. Previous research has identified four factors that may contribute towards self-efficacy: enactive mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, verbal…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Olitsky, Stacy – Research in Science Education, 2015
In this paper, I explain variation in the adoption of student-centred teaching practices among college faculty members in a program designed to promote K-20 instructional reform. I analyze data from a qualitative study of a Math and Science Partnership in order to understand why some faculty members had undergone extensive changes to their…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Professional Identity, Conflict
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Woods-McConney, Amanda; Oliver, Mary C.; McConney, Andrew; Maor, Dorit; Schibeci, Renato – Research in Science Education, 2013
Previous research has underlined the importance of school students' engagement in science (including students' attitudes, interests and self beliefs). Engagement in science is important as a correlate of scientific literacy and attainment, and as an educational outcome in its own right. Students positively engaged with science are more likely to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Regression (Statistics), Models
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Herman, Benjamin C.; Clough, Michael P.; Olson, Joanne K. – Research in Science Education, 2017
This study investigated what 13 secondary science teachers at various nature of science (NOS) instruction implementation levels talked about when they reflected on their teaching. We then determined if differences exist in the quality of those reflections between high, medium, and low NOS implementers. This study sought to answer the following…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Scientific Principles
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Southerland, Sherry A.; Sowell, Scott; Blanchard, Margaret; Granger, E. M. – Research in Science Education, 2011
It is well established that many teachers are resistant to take up the messages of reform if these messages require them to substantially shift their teaching practices. What accounts for this resistance? One well established explanation is that teachers lacks the self-efficacy required to attempt something new in their teaching--they simply do…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Educational Change, Science Teachers, Faculty Development
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2015
The main purposes of this study were to identify Taiwanese university students' physics learning profiles in terms of their critical conceptions of learning physics and to compare their physics learning self-efficacy with the different learning profiles. A total of 250 Taiwanese undergraduates who were majoring in physics participated in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, College Science, Physics
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Hughes, Roxanne M.; Nzekwe, Brandon; Molyneaux, Kristen J. – Research in Science Education, 2013
Currently, there are policy debates regarding the efficacy and legality of single sex formal and informal education programs. This issue is particularly poignant in science education due to the historical marginalization of women in these fields. This marginalization has resulted in women being positioned as a stigmatized group within many…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Single Sex Classes, Science Education, Womens Education
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Uzuntiryaki, Esen; Aydin, Yesim Capa – Research in Science Education, 2009
This study described the process of developing and validating the College Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CCSS) that can be used to assess college students' beliefs in their ability to perform essential tasks in chemistry. In the first phase, data collected from 363 college students provided evidence for the validity and reliability of the new…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Chemistry, Measures (Individuals)
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de Laat, Jenny; Watters, James J. – Research in Science Education, 1995
Analysis of interviews, observations, and surveys using the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument of (n=37) primary science teachers indicated teachers with high personal science teaching self-efficacy have had a long interest in science and a relatively strong background of formal science studies with opportunities for exploring…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Case Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Tomas, Louisa; Ritchie, Stephen M. – Research in Science Education, 2012
In order to understand better the role of affect in learning about socio-scientific issues (SSI), this study investigated Year 12 students' emotional arousal as they participated in an online writing-to-learn science project about the socio-scientific issue of biosecurity. Students wrote a series of hybridised scientific narratives, or BioStories,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Science Projects, Environmental Education, Self Efficacy
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