Authors: Yu-Hui Chang & Huang-Yao Hong
This study investigates the effects of engaging students in a knowledge building community on their belief change in science teaching. Participants were 19 teacher-education students. An online knowledge building environment enabled by Knowledge Forum technology was employed in this course to engage students in collaborative knowledge building and to help them learn about various science-related teaching methods and instructional design. Preliminary findings showed that towards the end of the semester students began to change their beliefs in science instruction to become more student-centered.
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