2017
DOI: 10.14689/ejer.2017.72.11
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Abstract: The purpose of the study is to determine the effect of gender and class level on science teacher candidates' epistemological beliefs and critical thinking disposition, as well as examine the relationship between these two dependent variables.Research Methods: This study was designed as a descriptive survey. Participants were 447 students majoring in science education. The data for the epistemological beliefs was collected with the Scale of Epistemological Beliefs (SEB); data for critical thinking disposition w… Show more

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“…Research has also shown that, compared to less constructivist epistemic cognition, more constructivist epistemic cognition has been related to the will to take on multiple perspectives, reconsider one's own thinking when drawing conclusions about controversial issues (Schommer-Aikins and Hutter, 2002), engage in effortful thinking (Hyytinen et al, 2014), and display skepticism toward unreliable sources (McGinnis, 2016). Though motivational and affective dispositions have theoretically been proposed to support critical thinking within the epistemic cognition literature (Chinn et al, 2011;Muis et al, 2015Muis et al, , 2018, little research has been conducted to understand how epistemic cognition relates to the affective states that dispose learners to think critically.…”
Section: Relations Between Epistemic Cognition and Critical Thinkingmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Specifically for teachers, several studies confirm that the epistemological beliefs of pre-service teachers are related to certain topics, and affect their teaching behavior (Bahçivan, 2016). In addition, epistemological beliefs affect on critical thinking (Hyytinen et al, 2014;Rott, 2021), critical thinking dispositions (Ünlü & Dökme, 2017), problem-solving (Reddy, 2020), motivation and self-efficacy (Mellat & Lavasani, 2011), self-efficacy and self-regulated learning (Phan, 2008), metacognitive (Yenice & Özden, 2015), reasoning (Angeli & Valanides, 2012), and innovative thinking (Orakcı et al, 2020).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 96%