Hoban, Garry F., 2003, Changing the balance of a science teachers belief system, in K. M. Wallace & J. Loughran (eds.), Leadership in Science Education, London: Routledge Falmer.
The aim of this chapter is to describe how a novice science teacher changed the balance of his belief system while participating in a two-year professional learning project. A unique feature of the project was that teachers listened to taped interviews of their own students talking about their learning in science (and in other subjects). The project brought about real change as shown in the detailed story of this novice teacher. The chapter concludes with a discussion about the difficulties of changing a teacher's belief system and what that might mean more generally for teacher change.