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Title: 
Turkish and Singaporean pre-service physics teachers’ beliefs about teaching and use of technology
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Keywords: 
Teachers' beliefs
Constructivism
ICT
Physics education
Issue Date: 
2013
Citation: 
The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 22(2), 155-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40299-012-0008-2
Abstract: 
Beliefs about pedagogy and the use of technology
affect the integration ICT in classrooms. This comparative
study explores the pedagogical beliefs of pre-service
physics teachers from two different cultures and examines
the relationship between teachers’ beliefs about constructivist
and traditional teaching and their related beliefs about
the use of technology. This study was conducted with 115
Turkish and 90 Singaporean pre-service physics teachers.
The results indicate that both Turkish and Singaporean preservice
physics teachers tend to believe in constructivist
teaching which are aligned with their respective countries
reform efforts. However, there is a significant difference
between Turkish and Singaporean pre-service physics
teachers in terms of constructivist use of technology beliefs.
According to the results of this study more efforts are needed
to insure that ICT is used more productively to support the
teaching of physics in a constructivist manner and to create
more effective physics classes.
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ISSN: 
0119-5646
Other Identifiers: 
10.1007/s40299-012-0008-2
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