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Gerde, Hope K.; Pierce, Steven J.; Lee, Kyungsook; Van Egeren, Laurie A. – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: Quality early science education is important for addressing the low science achievement, compared to international peers, of elementary students in the United States. Teachers' beliefs about their skills in a content area, that is, their content self-efficacy is important because it has implications for teaching practice and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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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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Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Lambert, Misty D.; Thompson, Greg W.; Burris, Scott; Witt, Phillip A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2013
This descriptive-correlational study sought to investigate teachers' levels of Personal Science Teaching Efficacy (PSTE) and Science Teaching Outcome Expectancy (STOE) using the Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (STEBI). The population included all teachers completing a CASE Institute training session during summer 2010. Assessments…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
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Zheng, Lanqin; Dong, Yan; Huang, Ronghuai; Chang, Chun-Yen; Bhagat, Kaushal Kumar – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between primary school students' conceptions of, approaches to, and self-efficacy in learning science in Mainland China. A total of 1049 primary school students from Mainland China participated in this study. Three instruments were adapted to measure students' conceptions of learning science,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Cinici, Ayhan – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2016
The aim of my study was to explore the nature of changes in pre-service science teachers' (PSTs') self-efficacy beliefs toward science teaching through a mixed-methods approach. Thirty-six participants enrolled in a science methods course that included a collaborative peer microteaching ("Cope-M"). Participants' science teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Sublett, Cameron; Plasman, Jay Stratte – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2017
Over the past decade, CTE has been highlighted as a means of promoting college and career readiness for high school students. Applied STEM coursework is a promising area of high school study that has particular relevance in the technologically progressive world of today. Previous research has illustrated that applied STEM coursework in high school…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Gray, Kyle – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Preservice elementary teachers are often required to take an Earth Science content course as part of their teacher education program but typically enter the course with little knowledge of key Earth Science concepts and are uncertain in their ability to teach science. This study investigated whether completing an inquiry-based Earth Science course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2016
This study aimed to investigate the factors accounting for science learning self-efficacy (the specific beliefs that people have in their ability to complete tasks in science learning) from both the teacher and the student levels. We thus propose a multilevel model to delineate its relationships with teacher and student science hardiness (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Questionnaires, Asians
Kurien, Sarah Anjali – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between middle school teachers' personal teaching efficacy and their students' academic efficacy for science and inquiry science. Teachers can create classroom environments that promote the development of students' science self-efficacy (Britner & Pajares, 2006). Teachers who are efficacious…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Correlation
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Velthuis, Chantal; Fisser, Petra; Pieters, Jules – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The purpose of this study was to establish whether participation in a teacher design team (TDT) is an effective way to increase the science teaching self-efficacy of primary school teachers who vary in their levels of experience and interest in science. A TDT is a group of at least 2 teachers from the same or related subjects working together to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Velthuis, Chantal; Fisser, Petra; Pieters, Jules – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2014
This study focuses on the improvement of pre-service teachers' self-efficacy for teaching science by including science courses within the teacher training program. Knowing how efficacy beliefs change over time and what factors influence the development by pre-service primary teachers of positive science teaching efficacy beliefs may be useful for…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
Thompson, Benika J. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
A teacher's sense of self-efficacy may have significant influence on the pedagogical decisions in the classroom. An elementary school teacher's sense of self-efficacy in teaching science may negatively influence student achievement in science. Negative beliefs concerning science or the ability to teach and promote student learning in science may…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction
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Aydogdu, Bülent; Peker, Murat – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of this research was to examine science and mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of pre-school teachers in terms of some variables. The sample of the study was comprised of 191 pre-school teachers working in a city in Aegean Region of Turkey. Since it attempted to define self-efficacy beliefs of pre-school teachers toward science and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Kartal, Seval Kula; Kutlu, Ömer – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
In this study, the predictive roles of intrinsic and instrumental motivations, science self-efficacy on success in the lower and upper quartiles of score distribution are analyzed in scientific domain of PISA 2015 Turkey sample. Since their index values cannot be calculated due to missing values, some students are excluded from the sample and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Scientific Literacy, Low Achievement
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Zorlu, Yusuf – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study aims to investigate the relationship between preservice science teachers' epistemological beliefs about the nature of science (NOS) and their science learning self-efficacy perceptions by adapting a science learning self-efficacy scale for use in Turkey. This study is model as "Relational Survey". A total of 125 preservice…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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