Search results for: Self efficacy
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Looking Back on Experienced Teachers’ Reflections: How Did Pre-service School Practice Support the Development of Self-efficacy?
This study investigates how Estonian teachers with more than 25 years of professional experience recall and describe their pre-service teaching practice experience. This study indicates that supportive professional communication is essential for developing self-efficacy. The majority of the interviewees emphasised, either explicitly or implicitly, the importance of cooperation between student teachers and supervisors in the form of discussion and feedback. Both positive and negative experiences during their school practice contributed towards meaningful experiences becoming the catalyst of self-reflection. Many participants seemed to have experienced at least one particular feature in common, such as low perception of a sense of community within the school.
Updated: Apr. 18, 2016
In this article, the authors examined teachers' beliefs and actions concerning the teaching of the seminar course in colleges of education in Israel. As regards the students, they examined self-efficacy, knowledge of the writing process, and the contribution of the seminar course to their writing product. The findings show the lack of a unified method of teaching the seminar course. Analysis of teachers' statements revealed six different perceptions concerning the purpose of the course. However, the common belief of most teachers stated that the seminar work affords an opportunity to combine theory and practice in the field. Results also show strong teacher involvement in the pre-writing stage, for instance, in generating ideas and motivating students to explore and write evidenced-based papers. Most teachers favor creative and reflective thinking at the expense of academic writing conventions.
Updated: Mar. 08, 2016
This study had two objectives: (1) to analyse the relationship between prospective primary teachers’ recall of emotions in school science classes as pupils themselves and their expectations of emotion as future teachers and (2) to analyse the relationship between their self-efficacy and the emotions that they expect to experience as future science teachers, differentiating between the content of the ‘nature sciences’ and that of the ‘hard sciences’. The results show that prospective primary teachers have completely different emotions about their future teaching according to whether the content is related to the nature sciences or the hard sciences. Positive emotions predominate for the nature sciences, while for the hard sciences the predominant emotions are all negative.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2016
This study aimed to evaluate teaching effectiveness in an elective science course, in the Early Childhood Education Department of Athens University in Greece. An enhancement and a worsening student beliefs groups were identified based on their changing beliefs.
Updated: Feb. 29, 2016
A Comparative Examination of Student Teacher and Intern Perceptions of Teaching Ability at the Preservice and Inservice Stages
The present study investigates how the culminating teacher preparation program (TPP) experience influences the perceptions teachers report about their ability to perform instructional tasks required of teachers. A multivariate ANOVA test was conducted to compare perceptions of 502 student teachers and interns at two points in time—once at the conclusion of their TPP and again after their first year of teaching. Results indicate that overall, student teachers report higher perceptions of their ability to perform instructional tasks than interns do at both the preservice and inservice teacher stages.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2016
The aim of this study was to determine how Internet self-efficacy helps students to transform motivation into learning action and its effect on learning performance. There were two main results of this study; the first one is: it was proved that the Internet self-efficacy of learners is an important factor influencing learning performance and motivation; and these influences are stronger for male students than for female students. The second result of this study shows that Internet self-efficacy had less influence on learning performance for the female students than for the male students; however, Internet self-efficacy did influence the confidence and learning performance of the male students.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which prospective teachers’ conceptions about teaching science as inquiry, and their efficacy for teaching science change across the Science Semester. Entering the Science Semester, the participants related to science as coursework they needed to complete to meet program requirements. The Science Semester was designed to provide inquiry-oriented and problem-based learning experiences, opportunities to examine socially relevant issues through cross-disciplinary perspectives. In contrast to the mixed views on their own learning, all of the participants eagerly embraced the idea that elementary science teaching should involve inquiry-based methods. The idealized image of activity-based experiences for children fulfills their goals for their future classrooms, and is congruent with their goals for a nurturing classroom environment.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2015
The present study focuses on the improvement of pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching science by including science courses within the teacher training program. The authors conclude that the science teaching self-efficacy of pre-service teachers, in particular, improved during years 1 and 2, and not during years 3 and 4. Higher levels of self-rated subject-matter knowledge and science teaching experience in primary schools both contributed to higher levels of personal self-efficacy for science teaching. Differences at the university level in courses taken during the first year between science content courses and science methods courses also influenced the pre-service teachers’ development of science teaching self-efficacy.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2015
The present study investigated changes in inservice teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge and technology integration self-efficacy as a result of engaging in collaborative instructional design with Web 2.0 tools. The authors found that the successes in implementing learning activities recorded in the teaching portfolios were attributed to the collaborative nature of instructional design, whereas the perceived weaknesses were attributed to personal planning skills.
Updated: Oct. 13, 2015
The purpose of the study was to determine the particular preservice and in-service variables that best explained variations in the participants’ confidence and competence beliefs. The findings reveal that preservice preparedness to work with young children and their families, and in-service types of types of training activities were important predictors of self-efficacy beliefs.
Updated: Sep. 20, 2015