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Martínez-Sierra, Gustavo; García-García, Javier; Valle-Zequeida, María; Dolores-Flores, Crisólogo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
This qualitative research addresses the gap of studying the relationship between beliefs about assessment in mathematics and mathematics beliefs by identifying the (espoused) beliefs about assessment and their connections with the mathematical beliefs of 18 high school Mexican out-of-field mathematics teachers (i.e. teachers without formal…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction
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Saadati, Farzaneh; Cerda, Gamal; Giaconi, Valentina; Reyes, Cristian; Felmer, Patricio – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study was designed to examine predictors of instructional beliefs related to problem solving that influence mathematics in-service teachers' practices in the Chilean context. A total of 713 in-service mathematics teachers from various elementary schools participated in the survey study during 2015 and 2016. Results showed that teachers'…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Wang, Cheng-Lung; Liou, Pey-Yan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the pattern of the relationships among motivational beliefs and science achievement of 8th grade Taiwanese students, given that the students in Taiwan have high science academic achievement but low motivational beliefs in science learning on a series of international large-scale assessments. Three…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Motivation, Science Instruction, High Achievement
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Kilinc, Ahmet; Kelly, Thomas; Eroglu, Baris; Demiral, Umit; Kartal, Tezcan; Sonmez, Arzu; Demirbag, Mehmet – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
For science teachers using the discourse of socioscientific issues (SSI), it is important to make a decision as to whether when and how to disclose their own positions. The existing limited literature shows that science teachers prefer one of four roles during SSI discourse: sticker to facts, imposer, democracy advocator, and committed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Teacher Role
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Jao, Limin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
For pre-service teachers (PSTs) who have been exposed to traditional approaches, teacher education courses can be a revelatory experience in their development as educators. This study explores if Canadian upper elementary/lower secondary (grades 4-10) PSTs change their beliefs about mathematics teaching as a result of taking a mathematics methods…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Jäder, Jonas; Sidenvall, Johan; Sumpter, Lovisa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Beliefs and problem solving are connected and have been studied in different contexts. One of the common results of previous research is that students tend to prefer algorithmic approaches to mathematical tasks. This study explores Swedish upper secondary school students' beliefs and reasoning when solving non-routine tasks. The results regarding…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Logical Thinking, Beliefs, Secondary School Students
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa; Yalvac, Bugrahan; Loving, Cathleen C.; Willson, Victor – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This article reports on an empirical exploration of the relations and strengths among Turkish grades 9-11 students' (n = 209) personal epistemologies (justification of knowledge, certainty of knowledge, source of knowledge, development of knowledge), self-regulated learning (extrinsic motivation, intrinsic motivation, rehearsal, elaboration,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Physics
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Fadlelmula, Fatma Kayan; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Sungur, Semra – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study examines the interrelationships among students' motivational beliefs (i.e. achievement goal orientations, perception of classroom goal structure, and self-efficacy), use of self-regulated learning strategies (i.e. elaboration, organization, and metacognitive self-regulation strategies), and achievement in mathematics, by proposing and…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Learning Motivation
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Blömeke, Sigrid; Hoth, Jessica; Döhrmann, Martina; Busse, Andreas; Kaiser, Gabriele; König, Johannes – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Beginning primary teachers' knowledge and beliefs were assessed at the end of teacher education and 4 years later. In addition, they reported about their school context and job satisfaction and took a video-based assessment on their perception, interpretation, and decision-making skills. Research questions were (1) whether we have to deal with a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary School Teachers, Beliefs, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Qhobela, Makomosela; Kolitsoe Moru, Eunice – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The classroom practices of science teachers are indicative of their beliefs and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). PCK is an amalgam of knowledge about subject matter, pedagogy, and contextual issues. This article identifies areas where physics teachers in Lesotho may need professional development support by addressing the research question: How…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Physics, Beliefs
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Martinez-Sierra, Gustavo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This paper reports a qualitative research that identifies the characteristics of good mathematics teaching from the perspective of Mexican high school students. For this purpose, the social representations of a good mathematics teacher and a good mathematics class were identified in a group of 67 students. In order to obtain information, a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Yang, Kai-Lin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This study used phenomenography, a qualitative method, to investigate Taiwanese mathematics teachers' conceptions of school mathematics, school statistics, and their differences. To collect data, we interviewed five mathematics teachers by open questions. They also responded to statements drawn on mathematical/statistical conceptions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology
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Liu, Shu-Chiu; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This study explored environmental worldviews of selected undergraduate students in Taiwan and located the associations of these worldviews with science. The "environment" is represented as nature or the natural world, as opposed to the social and spiritual world. The participants were undergraduate students (14 science and 15 nonscience…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, World Views, Environmental Education, Scientific Attitudes
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Al-Amoush, Siham; Markic, Silvija; Usak, Muhammet; Erdogan, Mehmet; Eilks, Ingo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This paper discusses beliefs about teaching and learning chemistry. The sample includes chemistry student teachers and in-service teachers from Jordan, Turkey, and Germany. Two test instruments were used to investigate (student) teachers' beliefs. A qualitative instrument was used to explore Beliefs about Classroom Organization, Beliefs about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Chemistry
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Alghamdi, Amani K. Hamdan; Al-Salouli, Misfer Saud – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This study explored Saudi elementary school science teachers' beliefs about the process of teaching and learning science. This involved the exploration of their views about the new Saudi science curriculum, which emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving. Comprehensive interviews were held in 8 schools with 4 male and 6 female--2 of whom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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