The observation of the teacher candidates' epistemological beliefs according to some variables

CAN B., Arabacioglu S.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.2799-2803 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.497
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2799-2803
  • Keywords: Epistemology, beliefs, epistemological beliefs, science education, mathematic education, STUDENTS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study was to determine the epistemological beliefs according to some variables of science and mathematics teacher candidates having Science Laboratory Practises Lesson in learning programme of Science-Mathematic Teacher Education of Elementary Education Department. The research covered survey model. The participants of this study were formed of 73 preserves teachers in elementary mathematic (n=35) and science (n=38) department. Epistemological Belief Scale (EBS) developed by Schommer(1990) and Personal Data Form was used in order to obtain data. This research data was analyzed by SPSS 10.0 statistical program. Epistemological beliefs of the university students in this study have been proved to show variables according to same differences. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved