International Journal of Elementary Education

Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015

  • Elementary School Teachers’ Epistemological Beliefs as Predictors of Their Inquiry-Based Practices in Science Instruction

    David F. Samuel, Babalola J. Ogunkola

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015
    Pages: 101-112
    Received: 3 December 2015
    Accepted: 14 December 2015
    Published: 30 December 2015
    Abstract: Trained elementary school teachers’ epistemological beliefs were measured using Schraw, Bendixen and Dunkle (2002) adaptation of Schommer’s (1990) epistemological belief inventory. The population consisted of 424 trained teachers. The levels of IBI of a 25% random sample of these teachers were also determined using an observational rating scale. A ... Show More