Turkish prospective chemistry teachers' beliefs about chemistry teaching


Boz Y. , Uzuntiryaki E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, cilt.28, ss.1647-1667, 2006 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/09500690500439132
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1647-1667

Özet

In order to study the beliefs of Turkish prospective chemistry teachers about teaching chemistry, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 prospective teachers. Analysis of the interviews revealed that most of the prospective teachers held intermediate (transition between constructivist and traditional) beliefs about chemistry teaching. Most of the student teachers exhibited inconsistencies in their beliefs about teaching chemistry. The findings indicate the complexity of the teachers' belief systems and imply the significance of identifying prospective teachers' beliefs for the design of teacher education programs.