PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' BELIEFS ABOUT THE IMAGE OF A SCIENCE TEACHER AND SCIENCE TEACHING

TitlePRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' BELIEFS ABOUT THE IMAGE OF A SCIENCE TEACHER AND SCIENCE TEACHING
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsTatar, N
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume14
Issue1
Start Page34-44
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedFebruary/2015
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1143025
Keywordsbelief about teaching, inquiry-based teaching, mental image, teacher education
Abstract

This study examines pre-service teachers’ beliefs about the images of a science teacher and the science teaching. Besides, how their beliefs are affected from inquiry-based teaching is investigated. Case study method was used. Pre-service teachers had learned science with inquiry and how they teach science with inquiry in the science laboratory. Data were collected through the drawings and semi-structured interviews. Results indicate that most participants had teacher-centered and conceptual belief about the images of a science teacher and the science teaching at the beginning of the study. However, they had student-centered belief at the end of the study. It was remarked that three pre-service teachers who held different beliefs about student/teacher roles and the teaching of science before the study, had some common beliefs after the inquiry-based science laboratory. Based on the results, it can be said that inquiry-based science teaching positively affects pre-service teachers’ beliefs about the images of a science teacher and the science teaching.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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