Search results for: Self efficacy
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Does Student Teaching Matter? Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy and Preparedness
This study aimed to investigate how student teaching experiences impact the sense of teaching efficacy and feelings of preparedness of pre-service teachers in a nearly and elementary teacher education program. Findings indicate that pre-service teachers’ perceptions of preparedness and sense of teaching efficacy both increased significantly from pre-student teaching to post-student teaching. In addition, three themes emerged from the answers to open-ended questions on learning components of student teaching experiences: opportunity for hands-on teaching, the opportunity to observe experienced teachers, and the relationship with their cooperating teacher.
Updated: Jul. 07, 2015
The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the process that preservice teachers use to select activities for a week-long summer science camp for upper elementary students, their rationale for choosing them, and their perception of implementation. The findings revealed that counselors developed lessons for the students based on their own goal orientation, which was to avoid science content because it was boring. Additionally, the counselors began to depend upon variable manipulation activities, where the camper used trial and error to solve a problem to avoid the possibility of students asking questions they couldn’t answer. The results of this study highlight the critical role teacher preparation programs play in developing content specific pedagogy and student outcomes from the learning environment.
Updated: Jul. 01, 2015
This study investigated the differences between trained Clinical Faculty (CF) and untrained cooperating teachers (CTs) in terms of their sense of self-efficacy for mentoring student teachers; ratings of student teachers’ performance; new teachers’ perceived competence; and new teachers’ perceived impact on K-12 student learning and development. The findings reveal that trained Clinical Faculty tended to have greater self-efficacy for mentoring. The findings showed that greater accuracy in assessing student teacher performance may result in stronger actual performance of student teachers placed with CF as compared to those placed with untrained CTs, as evidenced by comparably higher evaluations by university supervisors.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2015
Pre-service Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy: Relationship to Academic Ability, Student Teaching Placement Characteristics, and Mentor Support
This study was designed to examine elements of teacher preparation programs that may be related to pre-service teachers’ sense of efficacy. This study found that the academic measures, such as GPA at graduation and Praxis scores, were not significantly correlated to TSES total score. The results also show that pre-service teachers’ perceptions of support during student teaching had a significant moderate correlation to the TSES scores.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2015
Getting Personal with Teacher Burnout: A Longitudinal Study on the Development of Burnout Using a Person-Based Approach
The main purpose of this study was therefore to examine whether the use of a person-based approach could identify patterns of intra-individual change in burnout during the first three years of employment for beginning teachers. The authors conclude that the results showed that the majority of the beginning teachers had low levels of burnout, indicating that they coped well with the transition from education to employment. However, the results also showed that more than one in ten experienced burnout at some point during this period. Furthermore, the findings revealed that about half of the teachers experienced moderately high burnout or high burnout at some time.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2015
This article focuses on how preservice primary teachers can be supported to embrace digital learning technologies (DLTs) in their teaching of mathematics. The findings reveal that preservice teachers demonstrated a high degree of initiative. In addition, the students began to recognize the potential of such creative DLTs as a bridge between the use of familiar hands-on materials as representations and abstract representations of mathematical models. Furthermore, the students gained confidence after successfully presenting their DLTs to their peers, and their self-efficacy in using technology to teach mathematics increased due to these enactive mastery experiences.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2015
This study explored how pre-service teachers’ motivation and their sense of teaching efficacy influence their expectation about reality shock during the first year of professional teaching. The results revealed that the pre-service teachers’ expectation of reality shock was negatively related to teacher efficacy and intrinsic motivation while it was positively related to introjected and external motivation. Furthermore, it was found that pre-service teachers’ sense of efficacy and introjected motivation were strong predictors of their expectation of reality shock, when gender difference was controlled for.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2014
Beginning and End of the Internship: Student tTachers’ Interpersonal Profiles and the Accuracy of their Self-beliefs
The purpose of this study concerns student teachers’ interpersonal profiles and the accuracy of their self-belief regarding the interpersonal relationship with students at the beginning and end of the internship. The findings reveal that there were fewer student teachers with preferable interpersonal profiles at the end of the internship than in the beginning. Self-beliefs at the beginning indicated that the majority of student teachers were underestimating themselves; at the end of the internship most of them were overestimating themselves.
Updated: Dec. 23, 2014
“Touch It Lightly”: Israeli Students’ Construction of Pedagogical Paradigms About an Emotionally Laden Topic
The purpose of this study is to examine the pedagogical paradigms that preservice teachers construct regarding the teaching of the Holocaust and the identification of trends in the development of these paradigms over their 3-year college program.The authors conclude that the findings reveal that preservice teachers actively engage in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) relating to emotionally charged topics, and they heavily base their constructions on prior beliefs as well as the educational program to which they have been exposed.
Updated: Dec. 15, 2014
Preservice Professional Preparation and Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Appraisals of Natural Environment and Inclusion Practices
This article describes results from a study that examined the relationships between teacher discipline, type of teaching degree, and teacher feelings of preparedness and the self-efficacy beliefs of early intervention and preschool teachers with regard to either natural environment or inclusion practices. Results showed that feelings of preservice teacher preparedness were related to the self-efficacy beliefs of both early intervention and preschool special education teachers. Furthermore, the findings revealed that teacher discipline and the type of degree moderated the relationship between teacher preparedness and self-efficacy beliefs among preschool special education but not early intervention teachers.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014