Preservice science teachers SSI teaching self-efficacy beliefs

The main aim of the present study is to investigate nature of PSTs’ SSI teaching self-efficacy beliefs. The participants were 52 senior preservice science teachers (PSTs). The data were collected by utilizing SSI Teaching Self-Efficacy Beliefs Instrument and open-ended questions administered during the Science Technology Society (STS) course. The results revealed that PSTs’ had moderate levels of SSI teaching selfefficacy beliefs. Moreover, PSTs reported many challenges they encountered while preparing an SSI lesson plan.
ERPA 2017 : Book of Abstracts


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N. Öztürk, Ö. Yılmaz Tüzün, and J. Çakıroğlu, “Preservice science teachers SSI teaching self-efficacy beliefs,” presented at the ERPA 2017 : Book of Abstracts, Budapest, Hungary, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: