Pre-service Teachers’ Science Beliefs, Attitudes, and Self-efficacy: A Multi-Case Study
Source: Teaching Education, Volume 26, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 247-271
The purpose of this multi-case study was to explore the extent and nature of changes in elementary pre-service teachers’ beliefs, attitudes, and self-efficacy toward science and science teaching as a result of participating in a science methods course.
The study specifically focused on three groups of pre-service teachers based on their varying beliefs, attitudes, and self-efficacy prior to the course. The study examined factors that may have contributed to changes in these domains as well as interrelationships among the three constructs.