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Woodcock, Stuart – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Teachers' judgments in their ability to motivate students and promote learning can play a vital role in determining a student's performance in the classroom and once a belief has been held for a long time, it can become difficult to change. Utilising a sample of 467 beginner and final year pre-service teachers training to become primary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Case Studies
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Wyatt, Mark – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Research into "language" teachers' self-efficacy (LTSE) beliefs, a domain-specific branch of research into teachers' self-efficacy (TSE) beliefs in general education, has emerged in the past 16 years. To date, though, this emergent domain-specific research field has not been described in depth, with most accounts of it summarised very…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Literature Reviews
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Dündar, Sahin – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This study aimed to contribute to the growing literature on learning approaches and teacher self-efficacy beliefs by examining associations between prospective elementary school teachers' learning approaches in a social studies teaching methods course and their social studies teaching efficacy beliefs. One hundred ninety-two prospective elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods
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Filatov, Ksenia; Pill, Shane – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
No literature exists on English teaching efficacy or self-efficacy or on pre-service teachers' English teaching self-efficacy and its relationship to pre-service teacher education. This project addressed this conceptual and methodological gap in current teacher efficacy research literature. Five pre-service English teachers in their final year of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learning Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Wyatt, Mark – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
There is a need for qualitative research into teachers' self-efficacy beliefs so that the relationship between these beliefs and other cognitions possessed by teachers, including their practical knowledge, can be better understood by teacher educators. Teachers' self-efficacy beliefs may need supporting if they seem too low or challenging if they…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Mansfield, Caroline F.; Woods-McConney, Amanda – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Teacher efficacy has become an important field of research especially in subjects teachers may find challenging, such as science. This study investigates the sources of teachers' efficacy for teaching science in primary schools in the context of authentic teaching situations with a view to better understanding sources of teachers' efficacy…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Teaching Methods, Content Analysis
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Babaei, Mehdi; Abednia, Arman – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This article reports on a study that explored the relationship between reflective teaching and teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Two questionnaires, the English Language Teaching Reflection Inventory (Akbari, Behzadpoor, & Dadvand, 2010) and Teachers' Efficacy Beliefs System-Self (TEBS-Self) (Dellinger, Bobbett, Olivier, & Ellett, 2008),…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Eren, Altay – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2009
Based on the fact that the relationships among student teachers' efficacy beliefs, achievement goals, and conceptions about teaching and learning has remained to be investigated to date, this study aimed to examine student teachers' efficacy beliefs and achievement goals as predictors of their conceptions about teaching and learning. Results of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Stevens, Tara; Aguirre-Munoz, Zenaida; Harris, Gary; Higgins, Raegan; Liu, Xun – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Profile analyses were used to investigate differences in the self-efficacy growth of teachers with more and less mathematics background as the teachers participated in professional development across two summers. Professional development activities were associated with increases in teachers' self-efficacy; however, without considering mathematics…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Yildirim, Kasim; Ates, Seyit – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
The aim of this research was to examine Turkish pre-service teachers' knowledge and perceived self-efficacy beliefs toward using expository text as an instructional tool in their future classroom settings. The research sample were 346 pre-service teachers who studied in different teacher preparation programs which included elementary classroom and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Genç, Gülten; Kulusakli, Emine; Aydin, Savas – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Learners' perceived self-efficacy and beliefs on English language learning are important in education. Taking into consideration the important impact of individual variables on language learning, this study seeks to highlight the relationship between Turkish EFL learners' beliefs about language learning and their sense of self-efficacy. The…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Palmer, David; Dixon, Jeanette; Archer, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Many preservice primary teachers have low self-efficacy for science teaching. Although science methods courses have often been shown to enhance self-efficacy, science content courses have been relatively ineffective in this respect. This study investigated whether a tailored science content course would enhance self-efficacy. The participants were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Interviews
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Hastings, Petra – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
According to Bandura (1986; 1997), perceptions of efficacy are based on four sources: enactive attainment; vicarious experience; physiological and emotional states; and verbal persuasion. The factors affecting Early Career Teachers' self-efficacy for reading instruction are closely related to these four sources. It is not difficult to imagine an…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Beginning Teachers
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Topkaya, Ece Zehir; Yavu, Aysun – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This study investigated democratic values of pre-service English language teachers in relation to their teacher self-efficacy perceptions in a Turkish context. It also examined the possible relationships between gender, grade and democratic values and self-efficacy perceptions. A questionnaire survey was conducted with 294 pre-service teachers.…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, English
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Christian, Beverly J. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
Pre-service teachers' instructional self-efficacy, that is, their belief in their own ability to foster learning with instructional tactics, is one predictor of classroom effectiveness. This qualitative investigation used focus groups to gather data from fifty-one preservice teachers enrolled in one Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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