The Effectiveness of a Training Program in Biology Based on the Dimensions of Scientific Literacy in Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge Beliefs

Basent Hassan Abu-Lateefah, Ahmed Hassan Al-Ayasrah

Abstract


This study aimed at Testing the Effectiveness of Training Program in Biology Based on the Dimensions of Scientific Literacy on Developing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge beliefs. The sample was one experimental groups consisting of two groups, one of them with (18) teachers with short experience, and the other with (19) teachers with long experience, both was randomly distributed in two sections and trained similarly on the training program. A questionnaire of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge beliefs with (39) items was developed and verified its validity and reliability, which applied before and after training.
The results showed that a statistically significant impact (=α0.05) of the training program on the teachers' pedagogical content knowledge beliefs on all dimensions. There was no significant difference in the degree of influence of the training program on the teachers' pedagogical knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge beliefs attributed to there instructional experience. While there was a significant difference in the degree of influence of the training program on the teachers' content knowledge beliefs for the teachers with long teaching experience.

Keywords


Science Teachers' Training Program, Scientific Literacy, Science Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge Beliefs.

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