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The change in epistemological beliefs and beliefs about teaching and learning: A study among pre-service teachers

Chai, C.S., Teo, T.ORCID: 0000-0002-7552-8497 and Lee, C.B. (2009) The change in epistemological beliefs and beliefs about teaching and learning: A study among pre-service teachers. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 37 (4). pp. 351-362.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/13598660903250381
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Abstract

This study investigated the change in Singaporean pre-service teachers' epistemological beliefs and beliefs about learning and teaching over the course of a teacher preparation program. An online survey was administered during the first week of a nine-month program and the same survey was administered after the 413 participants had completed all their course work and teaching practice. Participants exhibited significant changes in epistemological beliefs and beliefs about learning and teaching - participants indicated more relativistic epistemological outlooks and less constructivism in beliefs about teaching. At the end of the teacher preparation program, they seemed to less value effort in learning and believed more in innate ability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Carfax Publishing Ltd
Copyright: © 2009 Australian Teacher Education Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/48726
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