The Experiences and Personal Religious Beliefs of Egyptian Science Teachers as a framework for understanding the shaping and reshaping of their beliefs and practices about Science-Technology-Society (STS)

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The Experiences and Personal Religious Beliefs of Egyptian Science Teachers as a framework for understanding the shaping and reshaping of their beliefs and practices about Science-Technology-Society (STS)

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dc.contributor.author Mansour, Nasser en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-26T10:13:46Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:51:32Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T16:40:31Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This research investigates the role of experience in relation to teachers’ beliefs and practices. The study adopted a social-cultural constructivist perspective using an interpretive approach. The research was guided by teachers’ interpretations of their experiences related to teaching science through Science-Technology-Society (STS) issues. These interpretations are re-interpreted to find meaningful conceptual categories (grounded in the data) from which to build a model to understand the influence of experiences within socio-Islamic culture on teachers’ beliefs and practices. Data was collected from ten teachers using interviews and observations. The findings of this study suggest that it was mainly teachers’ personal religious beliefs and experiences that shaped their beliefs and practices. The research also led to a model, constructed on the basis of the data analysis, which suggests an explanation of how teachers’ personal religious beliefs and experiences influence their beliefs and practices. Personal religious beliefs; Egyptian science teachers; Teachers’ experiences; Religious schema; Teachers’ beliefs and practices; Pedagogical beliefs, Science; Technology and Society (STS); social context; Teacher education en_GB
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Science Education, 2008, 30 (12), 1605-1634 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/38194 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Routledge en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a780388033~db=all~order=page en_GB
dc.title The Experiences and Personal Religious Beliefs of Egyptian Science Teachers as a framework for understanding the shaping and reshaping of their beliefs and practices about Science-Technology-Society (STS) en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-09-26T10:13:46Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:51:32Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T16:40:31Z
dc.identifier.issn 1464-5289 (electronic) en_GB
dc.identifier.issn 0950-0693 (paper) en_GB
dc.identifier.journal International Journal of Science Education en_GB


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