Determination of the epistemological and ontological beliefs of secondary school students

Determination of the epistemological and ontological beliefs

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the epistemological and ontological beliefs of secondary school students concerning some demographic variables. Relational screening model was used in the study. Epistemological Opinion Scale and Ontological Opinion Scale developed by Ünal-Çoban and Ergin (2008; 2010) were used as the data collection tools. SPSS 21.0 program was used to analyze the data. The sample of this study is formed with students enrolled at the 6th, 7th and 8th grades in state secondary schools in Turkey. As a result; it was observed in this study that the epistemological and ontological beliefs of students are at moderate levels. Epistemological and ontological beliefs have been found to be effective in some variables.

Author Biography

Çiğdem Çıngıl Barış, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa

Department of Science Education

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2021-03-01