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Cervato, Cinzia; Kerton, Charles – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
We describe the impact of a hybrid Earth and space science course, taught online and complemented by a 2-hour face-to-face lab, on the science teaching self-efficacy of elementary preservice teachers over a 3-year span. Guided by the two overarching objectives of engaging students in the content and increasing their comfort level with teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Lofgran, Brandi B.; Smith, Leigh K.; Whiting, Erin F. – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
This study examined the science self-efficacy beliefs of students at the transition from elementary school (Grade 6) to middle school (Grade 7) and the transition from middle school (Grade 8) to high school (Grade 9). The purpose was to determine whether students' perceived competence is impacted at these important school transitions and if the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Achievement, Competence, Articulation (Education)
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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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Baldwin, Kathryn A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
This study examined prospective elementary education majors' science teaching self-efficacy while they were enrolled in an introductory geology lab course for elementary education majors. The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument Form B (STEBI-B) was administered during the first and last lab class sessions. Additionally, students were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Geology
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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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Estrada, Mica; Hernandez, Paul R.; Schultz, P. Wesley – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans are historically underrepresented minorities (URMs) among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree earners. Viewed from a perspective of social influence, this pattern suggests that URMs do not integrate into the STEM academic community at the same rate as non-URM students.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Mentors, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation
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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
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