Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Epistemology, Teaching and Learning, and Technology
Teacher Development Volume 15, Number 4, ISSN 1366-4530
This paper reports a qualitative study on the epistemological beliefs of seven pre-service teachers, their beliefs about learning and teaching, and their perceptions about the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Findings suggest that the teachers' beliefs about learning seem to align with their epistemological beliefs, while their beliefs about teaching are inconsistent with their epistemological beliefs. On the other hand, although the pre-service teachers' perceptions about the use of ICT are more aligned with their beliefs about teaching rather than their beliefs about learning, their perceived affordances of ICT suggest a shift towards more constructivist-oriented pedagogical practices. (Contains 1 table.)
Chai, C.S., Wong, B. & Teo, T. (2011). Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about Epistemology, Teaching and Learning, and Technology. Teacher Development, 15(4), 485-498.