Preservice elementary teachers' perceptions of their self-efficacy in teaching thinking skills


Baysal Z. N. , Arkan K., Yildirim A.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Türkiye, 4 - 08 Şubat 2010, cilt.2, ss.4250-4254 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 2
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.673
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4250-4254

Özet

Preservice teachers' self-efficacy in teaching the thinking skills included in the curriculum is important to the achievement of objectives. What are the self-efficacy levels of preservice teachers in teaching thinking skills? The present study aims to determine the self-efficacy of preservice teachers in this area. The study is of a descriptive nature and uses the survey model. The study sample consists of a total of 263 third and fourth-year students from Marmara University, Ataturk Education Faculty, Elementary Teacher Education Department. The scale used in the study had been developed for Tebbs' PhD dissertation entitled "Assessing Teachers' Self-Efficacy towards Teaching Thinking Skills" and was adapted into Turkish by Kaya (2008). The data were analyzed by using arithmetic means, standard deviation, independent samples t- test, analysis of variance, and Pearson product-moment correlation analysis. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.