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ERIC Number: ED406366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 15
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Preservice Teachers' Sense of Efficacy and the Influence of Performance Assessment.
Bolton, Cynthia
This study investigated the impact of performance assessment on the self-efficacy of undergraduate education majors. The students enrolled in an undergraduate educational psychology course were assessed using two different methods: traditional objective exams and performance assessment through microteaching episodes. Data were collected to examine the students' levels of self-efficacy in developing learning objectives, lesson plans, and task analysis as well as implementing the lesson, all of which are central to the course objectives. Statistically significant findings were detected on four out of five pedagogical skills measuring perceived self-confidence (writing objectives, developing task analyses, developing lesson plans, and teaching a lesson). Participants also reported having more practice in these skills and higher levels of confidence in carrying out performance assessment tasks. (A table and five diagrams in the form of bar graphs and pie charts are attached.) (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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