The relations between scientific epistemological beliefs and approaches to learning science among science-major undergraduates in Taiwan

Jyh Chong Liang, Min Hsien Lee, Chin Chung Tsai

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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摘要

Previous studies have shown significant associations between students' epistemological beliefs and approaches to learning. By extending the findings of these studies, the present study aimed to investigate the relations between science-major undergraduate students' scientific epistemological beliefs and approaches to learning science. The participants were 315 undergraduate students majoring in science-related departments in Taiwan. All of them responded to the Scientific Epistemological Beliefs survey (Conley, Pintrich, Vekiri, & Harrison, 2004) and the Approaches to Learning Science questionnaire (Lee, Johanson, & Tsai, 2008). The path analysis results achieved with the structural equation modeling technique indicated some significant relations between scientific epistemological beliefs and approaches to learning science. A surface strategy for learning science was found to be negatively predicted by the maturation of beliefs about the source and certainty of scientific knowledge. Beliefs about justification of scientific knowledge appear to positively contribute to deep strategies. Moreover, the results reveal that a deep motive for learning science could be positively affected by beliefs about the development and justification of scientific knowledge. In particular, beliefs about justification of scientific knowledge appear to have positive effects on mixed motives for learning science. Some of the findings are interpreted through a socio-cultural lens.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)43-59
頁數17
期刊Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
19
發行號1
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出版狀態已發佈 - 2010 一月 1
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