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ERIC Number: EJ1040043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Workplace Learning within Teacher Education: The Role of Job Characteristics and Goal Orientation
Kyndt, Eva; Donche, Vincent; Gijbels, David; Van Petegem, Peter
Educational Studies, v40 n5 p515-532 2014
Within teacher education, it is widely recognised that internships play a major role in preparing prospective teachers. The current research examines if the learning activities students' undertake in the workplace can be explained by students' goal orientation and their perceptions of the workplace. In addition, it will be investigated whether this model is predictive for students' academic achievement. Participants in this study were 464 bachelor students enrolled in teacher education. The results from the structural equation modelling show that students' learning goal orientation is an important predictor for students' learning activities and academic achievement. Students with a higher learning goal orientation demonstrate a more active approach towards their learning. Regarding the context, some positive relations between work-related variables such as job demands and job control on the one hand and students' learning activities on the other hand were identified, but their relationship was more limited than expected.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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