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Using microteaching to enhance teacher efficacy in pre-service teachers

Mergler, Amanda G. & Tangen, Donna J. (2010) Using microteaching to enhance teacher efficacy in pre-service teachers. Teaching Education, 21(2), pp. 199-210.

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Abstract

This study examined pre-service teachers’ efficacy in relation to the utilisation of microteaching as an assessment tool for postgraduate education students in Australia. Three hundred and fifteen pre-service teachers completed the teacher efficacy survey and additional qualitative questions at Time 1 and 208 completed the survey and questions at Time 2. A principal components analysis conducted on the Time 1 survey data revealed teacher efficacy to be comprised of two components: ‘teacher efficacy in classroom management’ and ‘personal teacher efficacy’. Repeated measures ANOVAs conducted on the 208 participants who completed the survey at Time 1 and 2 revealed that efficacy on both components increased significantly over time, and that internet students had higher efficacy levels than internal students. The qualitative data revealed that pre-service teachers enter teaching in order to positively impact on children, yet are concerned about behaviour management in the classroom. In addition, this data highlighted the positive impact that microteaching had on their developing teacher identity.

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ID Code: 33663
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Microteaching, Educational Psychology, Pre-service teachers, Post-graduate education, Teacher efficacy
DOI: 10.1080/10476210902998466
ISSN: 1047-6210
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Routledge
Deposited On: 03 Aug 2010 07:45
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 01:35

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