Turkish elementary student teachers' epistemological beliefs and moral reasoning


Topcu M. S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION, cilt.34, ss.99-125, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02619768.2010.534132
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.99-125

Özet

The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationships among Turkish elementary student teachers' epistemological beliefs and moral reasoning, and to determine which types of epistemological beliefs elementary student teachers exhibit. The findings of the present study demonstrated that epistemological beliefs did not make a unique contribution to moral reasoning and student teachers' epistemological beliefs developed as more or less independent beliefs. The factor analyses results suggest that multidimensional theory is more appropriate than unidimensional theory in explaining student teachers' epistemological beliefs.