publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Engaging students in the study of physics: an investigation of physics teachers’ belief systems about teaching and learning physics

Belo, Neeltje Annigje Hendrika;
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  • Published: 27 Mar 2013
  • Publisher: Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON), Faculty of Science, Leiden University
This doctoral thesis comprises two questionnaire studies and two small-scale interview studies on the content and structure of physics teachers’ belief systems. The studies focused on teachers’ beliefs about the goals and pedagogy of teaching and learning physics, and the nature of science. The samples consisted of physics teachers working at secondary schools in the Netherlands (students aged 12-18). The questionnaire studies showed that, on average, teachers’ belief systems about teaching and learning physics were composed of interrelated beliefs about the goals of physics education and more or less distinct beliefs about teacher-regulated learning, student-re...
free text keywords: Teacher beliefs, Nature of science, Secondary physics education, Pedagogy, Goals
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