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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2019, Vol. 15(1) 184-194

The Relationship Between University Students' Epistemological Beliefs and Teaching/Learning Conceptions

Mehmet Behzat Turan

pp. 184 - 194   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2019.184.12   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1802-26-0001.R1

Published online: February 06, 2019  |   Number of Views: 130  |  Number of Download: 283


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between the Epistemological Beliefs and Teaching/Learning Conceptions of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th-grade students in the departments of Physical Education and Sports Teaching, Coaching Education, Sports Management and Recreation Education in the School of Physical Education and Sports in Erciyes University. The research population consists of randomly selected 706 students of the School of Physical Education and Sports. In the study, Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire (Aypay, 2012) and Teaching/Learning Conceptions Questionnaire (Aypay, 2011) were used as data collecting tools. Data obtained through Personal Information Form, Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire and Teaching/Learning Conceptions Questionnaire were statistically analyzed using SPSS 20.0 package program. Candidates’ personal information and inventory total points and factor points were presented by identifying frequency (f) and percentage (%) values. To indicate the relationship between the scores obtained from the questionnaires, Pearson Moment Product Correlation analysis (r) was conducted while multiple regression analysis was performed to determine whether the points are predictive of each other. (β) Consequently, it was found that the Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire subdimensions Learning Process and Learning Effort positively influence the constructivist teaching/learning conceptions of the students of the School of Physical Education and Sports while the subdimensions Learning Process and Certainty of Knowledge positively affect the students' traditional teaching/learning conceptions.  According to these results, it is considered that students will take an active role in the learning process and the constructivist education and training processes will develop and contribute to the new generation constructivist education and training process while performing the teaching profession.

Keywords: Epistemology, Belief, Teaching/ Learning, Student, University


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Turan, M.B. (2019). The Relationship Between University Students' Epistemological Beliefs and Teaching/Learning Conceptions . International Journal of Progressive Education, 15(1), 184-194. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2019.184.12

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Turan, Mehmet Behzat (2019). "The Relationship Between University Students' Epistemological Beliefs and Teaching/Learning Conceptions ". International Journal of Progressive Education 15 (1):184-194. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2019.184.12.

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