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Berg, David A. G.; Smith, Lisa F. – Issues in Educational Research, 2014
This study compared perceptions of teacher efficacy beliefs and concerns about teaching in pre-service teacher cohorts from New Zealand, Malaysia, and England. Participants were primary pre-service teachers from Malaysia (n = 53), New Zealand (n = 100), and England (n = 119), who completed the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy (long form)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Renner, Suzanne; Pratt, Keryn – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
The self-efficacy beliefs of 140 generalist teachers for teaching dance in the New Zealand curriculum were surveyed using an adapted version of the Teachers' Sense of Self-efficacy scale (TSES) developed by Tschannen-Moran and Woolfolk Hoy (2001). Four hypotheses were created to test relationships between the participants' self-efficacy beliefs…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Dance Education
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Haworth, Penny; McGee, Alyson; MacIntyre, Lesieli Kupu – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Current professional development initiatives show a preference for whole school approaches. However, pedagogy related to English language learners (ELLs) is often not widely dispersed in New Zealand primary schools, impacting on teacher efficacy with these learners. This paper discusses findings from a qualitative study which aimed to identify…
Descriptors: Educational Change, English Language Learners, Self Efficacy, Qualitative Research
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Haigh, Mavis A.; Anthony, Glenda J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
This paper reports on 20 newly qualified secondary science teachers (NQSSTs) participating in a New Zealand study on teachers' early professional learning. The focus of our study is how these new teachers were nurtured to become competent science teachers, confident of their ability to positively influence student learning. Based on responses to a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Williams, Ruth – Professional Development in Education, 2009
Bandura's concept of self-efficacy has been the focus of numerous research studies related to teacher self-efficacy. Most studies have investigated Bandura's first three sources of self-efficacy beliefs: mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, and social persuasion--with much less emphasis placed on Bandura's fourth source, the role of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Qualifications, Emotional Experience, Psychological Patterns
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Dixon, Helen; Hawe, Eleanor – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
In this article we focus on how an experiential based approach to teacher learning about assessment for learning (AfL) provided opportunities for teachers to examine: their deep-seated beliefs about effective learning (and teaching); how these beliefs permeated their day-to-day actions and interactions with students, and the consequence of these…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Faculty Development, Beliefs, Self Efficacy
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Power, Robert; Cristol, Dean; Gimbert, Belinda; Bartoletti, Robin; Kilgore, Whitney – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
The impact of targeted professional development activities on teachers' perceptions of self-efficacy with mobile learning remains understudied. Power (2015a) used the Mobile Teacher's Sense of Efficacy Scale (mTSES) survey instrument to measure the effects of a mobile learning themed professional development course on teachers' confidence with and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Marat, Deepa – Issues in Educational Research, 2007
In the context of the critical role of self-efficacy in educational achievement, this present research examined students' and teachers' efficacy in use of learning strategies in mathematics, and the relationship with achievement. The second phase of a multi-method doctoral study, ninety-two students and ten teachers from a diverse secondary school…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Teachers
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Ward, Gillian; Dixon, Helen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
Students need support to complete research masters degrees. Many of the studies aimed at enhancing the student experience to date have tended to focus on structural aspects of the degree, the academic needs of the students or the qualities of the supervisor. Few studies focus on the support needed to complete research masters degrees and even…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Needs, Semi Structured Interviews
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Meissel, Kane; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: There is substantial evidence indicating that various psychological processes are affected by cultural context, but such research is comparatively nascent within New Zealand. As there are four large cultural groups in New Zealand, representing an intersection of individualist, collectivist, indigenous, colonial, and immigrant cultures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Since the early 1980s, a number of initiatives have been undertaken worldwide which have involved scientists and teachers working together in projects designed to support the science learning of students. Many of these have attempted to establish school-scientist partnerships. In these, scientists, teachers, and students formed teams engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Scientists, Partnerships in Education
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Dixon, Helen; Haigh, Mavis – Teacher Development, 2009
Informed by an amalgam of notions drawn from constructivist, socio-cultural, metacognitive and self-regulation theory, the discourse created to describe assessment to enhance learning has gone through a number of iterations or discursive shifts. As a result, the current discourse is both ambitious and complex with the roles and responsibilities…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Formative Evaluation
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Curtis, David F.; Hamilton, Richard J.; Moore, Dennis W.; Pisecco, Stewart – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2014
This investigation examined the relationship between teachers' beliefs and their preferences for classroom interventions for behaviours consistent with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Teacher ratings of intervention acceptability, effectiveness, and rate of change were compared across United States and New Zealand samples. Beliefs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Hume, Anne – Teaching Science, 2016
In an educational landscape of primary teachers' underdeveloped professional knowledge and low feelings of self-efficacy around science teaching, the prospects for science losing status in the primary school curriculum seems grim. This paper reports positive findings from a New Zealand research project designed to support and enhance primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
The introduction of computers, the Internet, and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into the school context has proved challenging for many schools and teachers. In meeting these challenges, professional development for teachers has been seen traditionally as a formal process conducted by an expert from outside the school.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Laptop Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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