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Type :thesis
Subject :BD Speculative Philosophy
Main Author :Noraniza Jaffry
Title :Epistemological beliefs as predictor of the instructional practices of science teachers in Perak
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Pembangunan Manusia
Year of Publication :2019
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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This study aimed to determine the epistemological beliefs among science teachers in Perak and to determine if the epistemological beliefs is good predictors of instructional  practices.  The  study  was  also  designed  to  determine  if  the  teaching  and  learning  conception  is  a  good  predictor  of  instructional  practices  among  science  teachers  in  Perak. Quantitative approach was used for this study. The study involved 231 Science teachers from  primary schools in Perak districts. Three types of research instruments were employed which are  Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire (EBQ), Teaching and Learning Conceptions Questionnaire (TLCQ)  and Instructional Practices Questionnaire (IPQ).  The  validation  procedure  of  the   epistemological  beliefs  instrument  involved validity, reliability and construct validity test.  Data were analysed using descriptive and multiple  regression  analysis.  The  finding  showed   that  Science  teachers  possessed positive  epistemological  beliefs  (M=  3.88,  SD  =  0.32).  A   great  number  of  Science teachers in Perak preferred to use constructivist teaching conception  (M= 4.40, SD = 0.36) than traditional teaching conception (M= 3.47, SD= 0.75). Teaching and  learning conception holds by Science teachers is a good predictor of the instructional practices.  Analysis of the regression indicated that standard contemporary practice (β= 0.47, p


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