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Eight Grade Students’ Epistemological Beliefs with PISA Success and their Scientific Literacy

Author:Alper SADIÇ, Aylin ÇAM

DOI: 10.18009/jcer.11671

April 30th, 2015 by Author

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between students’ scientific literacy, obtained by PISA scores and their scientific epistemological beliefs (SEB). The sample was 104 eight grade students. The instruments of the study were Scientific Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire and conceptual test, prepared by PISA questions. The result of the study demonstrated that students’ scores on conceptual understanding and SEB are moderate level. There is no significant relationship between students’ SEB and their conceptual understanding. However, there is a significant relationship between students’ some dimensions of SEB and some PISA questions. Also, there is no statistically significant difference between students SEB and their gender. However, boys, except justifiation dimension, have higher score than girls on other SEB.

Keywords: Scientific epistemological beliefs, pisa, conceptual understanding, gender.

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