Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of web-aided cooperative learning environment on motivation and on self-efficacy belief in Biology teaching

Murat Hevedanli
  • Murat Hevedanli
  • Dicle University Ziya Gokalp Education Faculty Department of Biology Education Diyarbakir Turkey
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  •  Received: 05 August 2014
  •  Accepted: 18 February 2015
  •  Published: 10 March 2015

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of the web-aided cooperative learning environment on biology preservice teachers’ motivation and on their self-efficacy beliefs in biology teaching. The study was carried out with 30 biology preservice teachers attending a state university in Turkey. In the study, the pretest-posttest research design without any control group was used. As the data collection tools, a motivation scale and a self-efficacy belief scale for biology teaching were used. The data collection tools were applied as pretest and posttest on group. During the analysis of the obtained data, paired simples t-test was used. The findings obtained demonstrated that the motivation levels of the biology preservice teachers trained in the Web-Aided Cooperative Learning Environment (WACLE) increased and that there was no significant difference regarding their self-efficacy beliefs in biology teaching. The results were discussed in the light of the literature, and related suggestions were put forward accordingly.

Key words: Biology teaching, cooperative learning, web-aided learning environment, self-efficacy belief.