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Moseley, Christine; Utley, Juliana; Angle, Julie; Mwavita, Mwarumba – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
The increasing popularity of including environmental topics and issues in school curricula has created a need for effective environmental education teachers. One way to evaluate teacher effectiveness is through teacher efficacy, a belief measure that evaluates a teacher's perception that he/she can teach effectively. Research suggests that…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teacher Surveys
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Moseley, Christine; Bilica, Kimberly; Wandless, Ana; Gdovin, Ralph – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
This qualitative case study sought to investigate what relationship exists between teaching efficacy and cultural efficacy of novice science teachers in high-needs, high-minority urban schools. One major theme--the importance of establishing positive teacher-student relationships--surrounding teaching efficacy in the context of cultural efficacy…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Teacher Effectiveness, Beginning Teachers
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Moseley, Christine; Bonner, Emily; Ibey, Marilyn – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study investigated the use of Guided Student-Generated Questioning (GSGQ) as a metacognitive instructional strategy to increase chemistry achievement and self-efficacy of elementary preservice teachers. The Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES), modified from the Biology Self-Efficacy Scale (BSES),was used to determine elementary preservice…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Self Efficacy
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Moseley, Christine; Taylor, Bryan – School Science and Mathematics, 2011
The context and nature of teacher efficacy beliefs provide a method upon which to explore science teachers' perceptions of their teaching effectiveness and student achievement as a function of ethnicity. Promotion of a more in-depth knowledge of science teaching efficacy requires cross-sectional and longitudinal investigations. In this study, a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Ethnicity, Teacher Effectiveness
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Angle, Julie; Moseley, Christine – School Science and Mathematics, 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare teacher efficacy beliefs of secondary Biology I teachers whose students' mean scores on the statewide End-of-Instruction (EOI) Biology I test met or exceeded the state academic proficiency level (Proficient Group) to teacher efficacy beliefs of secondary Biology I teachers whose students' mean scores on the…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Predictor Variables
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Wagler, Ron; Moseley, Christine – Teacher Education and Practice, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a secondary content-specific methods course and student teaching on preservice teacher efficacy. The study employed a single-group pretest-posttest 1-posttest 2 design. The repeated-measures analysis of variance indicated no significant change in overall teacher efficacy from the…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Teaching
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Utley, Juliana; Bryant, Richard; Moseley, Christine – School Science & Mathematics, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate the change in teacher efficacy beliefs about mathematics and science teaching during participation in methods courses and student teaching, as well as the relationship between mathematics and science teaching efficacy. Data revealed that as science and mathematics teacher education in a methods course…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Teaching
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Moseley, Christine; Huss, Jeanine; Utley, Juliana – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine change in environmental education teaching efficacy beliefs of K-12 teachers who participated in two weeks of an intensive summer earth systems science institute using the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) curriculum as the conceptual framework. Thirty-eight teachers…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Moseley, Christine; Reinke, Kay; Bookout, Veronica – Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Evaluates the effects of participation in a 3-day outdoor environmental education program on preservice teachers' attitudes toward self-efficacy (a teacher's belief that he or she can teach environmental education (EE) effectively) and on outcome expectancy (a teacher's estimation of his or her influence on student learning). (Contains 34…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Moseley, Christine; Utley, Juliana – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an earth systems science course (integrated mathematics and science content) on preservice elementary teachers' mathematics and science teaching efficacy. Paired t-tests revealed that the personal mathematics and science teaching efficacy and science teaching outcome expectancy significantly…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Earth Science, Mathematics
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Moseley, Christine; Utley, Juliana – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the environmental teaching efficacy and outcome-expectancy beliefs of elementary preservice teachers. The study also evaluated the importance of ethnicity as a construct in influencing teachers' beliefs toward environmental education. Among groups, participants involved in the Global Learning and…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Teachers