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Mentoring for Effective Primary Science teaching (MEPST)

Supplemental Information:

  • Mentoring_Preservice_Teachers_of_Primary_Science.pdf (43.4 KB) download

Assessment Type:

self-assessment

Scale:

5-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

May 17, 2005

Respondent:

331 Preservice teachers from nine Australian Universities

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

During my final professional school experience (i.e., internship/practicum) in primary science teaching my mentor:

SD D U A SA
1. displayed science content expertise. 1 2 3 4 5
2. showed me examples of how to program for science teaching. 1 2 3 4 5
3. assisted me to reflect on improving my science teaching practices. 1 2 3 4 5

Reliability:

Cronbach’s alpha = 0.95 | Reliability coefficient 4 factors ranged 0.71 to 0.88

Validity:

Panel of experts in science/teacher high face validity

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Hudson, P., Skamp, K. & Brooks, L. (2005) Development of an instrument: Mentoring for effective primary science teaching. Science Education, 89(4), pp. 657-674.

Comments:

Other Resource:
Abed, O. H. & Abd-El-Khalick, F. (2015). Jordanian Preservice Primary Teachers' Perceptions of Mentoring in Science Teaching. International Journal of Science Education, 37(4), 703-726.
This study used the scale MEPST to assess primary teachers perceptions of mentoring. The survey was analyzed using multiple methods. Validity was measured through a panel of experts in science and teacher education for face validity. The overall Cronbach’s alpha of internal consistency was 0.95 and the reliability coefficient for the four factors ranged from 0.71 to 0.88. These measure support the acceptability and accuracy of the measure.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
Contact

Dr. Peter Hudson, Email