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Hodges, Charles B.; Gale, Jessica; Meng, Alicia – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2016
This study was conducted to investigate eighth-grade science teachers' self-efficacy during the implementation of a new, problem-based science curriculum. The curriculum included applications of LEGO® robotics, a new technology for these teachers. Teachers' responded to structured journaling activities designed to collect information about their…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Self Efficacy
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Chi, Shaohui; Liu, Xiufeng; Gardella, Joseph A. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Service learning typically involves university students in teaching and learning activities for middle and high school students, however, measurement of university students' self-efficacy in science communication is still lacking. In this study, an instrument to measure university students' perceived self-efficacy in communicating science to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Students, Self Efficacy, Middle School Students
Logerwell, Mollianne G. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a summer science camp teaching experience on preservice elementary teachers' science teaching efficacy, science content knowledge, and understanding of the nature of science. Master's degree students enrolled in the elementary Fairfax Partnership Schools (FPS, n = 21) cohort served as the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Methods Courses, Professional Development Schools
Kettler, Karen A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The current study utilized a mixed methods approach to examine the science teaching efficacy beliefs (STEB) of preservice elementary teachers as they participated in a Science Methods course. The following questions were addressed using quantitative survey data and qualitative interviews: What are the STEB of preservice elementary teachers as they…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bayraktar, Sule – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a primary teacher education program in improving science teaching efficacy beliefs (personal science teaching efficacy beliefs and outcome expectancy beliefs) of preservice primary school teachers. The study also investigated whether the program has an effect on student…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Self Efficacy
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Petersen, Jacinta E.; Treagust, David F. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Science in the Australian primary school context is in a state of renewal with the recent implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Science. Despite this curriculum renewal, the results of primary students in science have remained static. Science in Australia has been identified as one of the least taught subjects in the primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Britner, Shari L.; Pajares, Frank – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree to which A. Bandura's ([1997]) hypothesized sources of self-efficacy predict the science self-efficacy beliefs of middle school students (N = 319), to replicate previous findings that science self-efficacy predicts science achievement, and to explore how science self-efficacy and its…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Epistemology, Science Achievement, Self Efficacy
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Albion, Peter R.; Spence, Karen G. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2013
The teaching of science is important, both to meet the need for future workers in fields requiring scientific capability and to equip students for full participation in modern societies where many decisions depend upon knowledge of science. However, many teachers in Australian primary schools do not allocate science education sufficient amounts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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Camci-Erdogan, Sezen – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
Problem Statement: Education of gifted has attracted attention for a few decades. Components of gifted education environments like identification, differentiation of teaching processes, social-emotional characteristics of gifted students and educating teachers of gifted students etc. have been studied in different studies. Gifted students have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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Chen, Jason A.; Usher, Ellen L. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate (a) the latent profiles that arise from middle and high school students' (N = 1225) reported exposure to information from the four hypothesized sources of self-efficacy; (b) the relationships between these latent profiles and science self-efficacy and science achievement; and (c) the differences in…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Self Efficacy, Profiles, Middle School Students
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Efe, Hülya Aslan; Efe, Rifat; Yücel, Sait – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In this study, pre-service science teachers' anxiety, self-efficacy and attitudes regarding educational technology were investigated. Given the increased emphasis on educational technology in the classroom, teachers' attitudes, anxiety and self-efficacy regarding educational technology are important. The study was conducted with a total of 726…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
Grayson, Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the relationships between teacher leadership, science teacher self-efficacy, and fifth-grade science student achievement in diverse schools in a San Antonio, Texas, metropolitan school district. Teachers completed a modified version of the "Leadership Behavior Description Question" (LBDQ) Form XII by Stogdill (1969),…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Grade 5
Knowles, Reco T. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Snacks on secondary school students' science learning and science self-efficacy. This study also explored the relationship between teacher science self-efficacy and confidence. The study utilized thirteen (13) teachers participating in an inquiry science professional development that…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Secondary School Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups
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Govindasamy, Malliga K. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2013
This study was designed to examine whether embodied agent integrated with the pedagogical approach of learning by asking questions impacts lower academic ability students' perceived science self-efficacy beliefs, immediate and delayed retention and whether the students' cognitive styles interact with the treatment condition in the outcome…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Energy, Retention (Psychology)
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Shen, Kuan-Ming; Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chang, Chun-Yen – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
In the area of science education research, studies have attempted to investigate conceptions of learning, approaches to learning, and self-efficacy, mainly focusing on science in general or on specific subjects such as biology, physics, and chemistry. However, few empirical studies have probed students' earth science learning. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Earth Science, Self Efficacy, Correlation
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