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Beier, Margaret E.; Kim, Michelle H.; Saterbak, Ann; Leautaud, Veronica; Bishnoi, Sandra; Gilberto, Jaqueline M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Can engaging college students in client-centered projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursework increase interest in STEM professions? The current study explored the effectiveness of project-based learning (PjBL) courses on student attitudes, major choice, and career aspirations in STEM. Framed in expectancy-value…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Active Learning
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Alqassab, Maryam; Strijbos, Jan-Willem; Ufer, Stefan – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2019
Peer feedback is increasingly used to train assessment skills in teacher-training programs. However, studies investigating the roles of peer feedback providers' beliefs about peer feedback provision, their perceptions of their peer feedback message and their experienced emotions are still limited. This study aimed to explore how peer feedback…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Tsai, Meng-Jung; Wang, Ching-Yeh; Hsu, Po-Fen – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Computer programming has been gradually emphasized in recent computer literacy education and regarded as a requirement for all middle school students in some countries. To understand young students' perceptions about their own learning in computer programming, this study aimed to develop an instrument, Computer Programming Self-Efficacy Scale…
Descriptors: Programming, Computer Literacy, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Kassem, Hassan M. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explored the relative effect of student- and teacher-centered instruction on EFL freshmen's affect (anxiety, motivation, attitude, autonomy, self-efficacy and beliefs about English and its learning) and achievement. Two classes of English department freshmen at Shaqra University, KSA participated in the study. Students in the two…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Conventional Instruction, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Ben-Tov, Shoshana; Romi, Shlomo – Education 3-13, 2019
This study examined relationships between Parents' involvement as related to their Identification and Alertness and to four students' variables Attitudes toward school, Social adjustment, Self-efficacy and Academic achievements. Social adjustment was the most dominant variable and served as a mediator between self-efficacy and achievements.…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Parent Student Relationship
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Ghoshal, Raj – Teaching Sociology, 2019
This article presents an in-class exercise that teaches students how to call elected officials about a course-related issue of their choice. The goals are to connect classroom learning with real-life action, to show that contacting elected officials need not be difficult or intimidating, and to help students develop a sense of efficacy that can…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Officials, Self Efficacy, Civics
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Tezer, Murat; Kan, Sebnem Guldal; Bas, Cizem – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this research is to investigate multi-dimensional self-efficacy beliefs of prospective teachers towards creative drama activities in terms of various variables. The study group consists of 288 prospective teachers attending preschool education and classroom teaching degree undergraduate programs of a private university located in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Arseven, Ilhami; Orhan, Ahmet Turan; Arseven, Ayla – International Education Studies, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine teacher candidates' perceptions of their own proficiency in using information and communication technologies and their attitudes towards information and communication technologies in terms of gender, major, internet usage frequency and computer ownership. The study group consists of 336 teacher candidates, 98…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Information Technology, Self Efficacy
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Wang, Xueli; Lee, Seo Young – Review of Higher Education, 2019
We investigated the psychometric properties of six latent factors in a new survey instrument measuring factors related to transfer in STEM from 2-year to 4-year institutions: initial attitudes toward math, initial attitudes toward science, self-efficacy in math, self-efficacy in science, active learning, and transfer-oriented interaction. We…
Descriptors: Surveys, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, STEM Education
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Schukajlow, Stanislaw; Achmetli, Kay; Rakoczy, Katrin – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2019
The development of multiple solutions for a given problem is important for learning mathematics. In the present intervention study, we analyzed whether prompting students to construct multiple solutions (more precisely: prompting them to apply multiple mathematical procedures to real-world problems) and prior self-efficacy influenced students'…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Yee Ming; Burnett, Donna – Journal of Food Science Education, 2019
Engaging undergraduate students in research has become increasingly important due to its potential benefits (for example, increased intention to pursue postgraduate study and enhanced understanding of theoretical knowledge). This study investigated whether a comprehensive food science research project that was incorporated into the laboratory…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Science Instruction, Student Interests
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Aydin, Ibrahim Seçkin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the self-efficacy perceptions and writing anxiety of the Turkish language teacher candidates that receive training for learning and teaching language in a processual context. The research has been carried out with a total of 113 teacher candidates that study at the Department of Turkish Language in the…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Writing Instruction
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Gowin, Mary; Wilkerson, Amanda; Maness, Sarah; Larson, Daniel J.; Crowson, H. Michael; Smith, Michael; Cheney, Marshall K. – American Journal of Health Education, 2019
Background: Young adults are adopting wearables ahead of research. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the use of trackers through Social Cognitive Theory (SCT). Methods: SCT-guided individual interviews were conducted with young adults (n = 57). Typical case sampling was used to recruit college students (n = 35) and straight-to-work…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Measurement Equipment, Self Efficacy, College Students
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Watkins, Kate; Hilland, Toni A.; Brown, Trent D. – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
Predisposing factors of perceived Physical Education (PE) Ability and perceived PE Worth within the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model are positively associated with young people's daily physical activity. Given the importance of the HPE curriculum (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. (2017). In promoting physical activity and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Competence, Self Efficacy
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Mutlu, Aynur Kesen; Andarab, Mehdi Solhi; Karacan, Cemil Gokhan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aimed to explore the relationship between Turkish English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' self-efficacy level and their opinion regarding their use of compensatory strategies (CSs). The study further searched into the most and the least frequently used CSs by Turkish EFL learners. The participants of the study were fifty…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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