Turkish Pre Service Science Teachers Understanding of Science and Their Confidence in Teaching it

Öztekin, Ceren
Özkan, Özlem
Journal of Education for Teaching


Turkish Preservice Science Teachers Understanding of Science and Their Confidence in Teaching it
Tekkaya, Ceren; Çakıroğlu, Jale; Özkan, Özlem (2004-01-01)
This study examines Turkish pre-service science teachers' understanding of science concepts and their confidence in its teaching. A total of 299 senior science education major students participated in the study. Data collection instruments included the Science Concepts Test, and the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument. Although findings of the study indicated that majority of the participants held misconceptions concerning fundamental science concepts, they generally felt confident about teaching it...
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In order to educate elementary students scientifically literate as expected in the science curricula in many countries around the world, science teachers need to be equipped with the diverse aspects of scientific literacy. This study investigates whether pre-service elementary science teachers at universities in Turkey have a satisfactory level of scientific literacy, and how the level of scientific literacy is affected by different variables, such as attitude toward science, gender, year in university, and...
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Citation Formats
C. Öztekin and Ö. Özkan, “Turkish Pre Service Science Teachers Understanding of Science and Their Confidence in Teaching it,” Journal of Education for Teaching, pp. 57–66, 2004, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/83253.