A study on collective efficacy among preservice science teachers

Atasoy, Volkan
Çakıroğlu, Jale
Collective efficacy, the belief about group ability to accomplish common task, has been important construct influencing group behavior. Based on this construct, the purpose to this present study was to examine the group including preservice science teachers in terms of collective efficacy. The participants were four junior preservice science teachers who worked in the same group in science method course. This course was selected as the context of this study. In this course, new science teaching methods were introduced each week and it was asked to prepare common lesson plans as a group related to these teaching methods. As a case study, this group was investigated in the present study. Observation, video records, and personal interviews were used to collect data. After analysis, it was founded that collective efficacy was developed in the group, and there were four factors influencing the formation of collective efficacy, namely collaborative work, shared purpose, attitude towards group work, and group cohesion. Based on these findings, it was suggested that science teacher educators took into consideration these four factors in their students’ group work to help them form collective efficacy.
2016 Annual International Conference, April 14, 2016 - April 17, 2016


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Citation Formats
V. Atasoy and J. Çakıroğlu, “A study on collective efficacy among preservice science teachers,” presented at the 2016 Annual International Conference, April 14, 2016 - April 17, 2016, Baltimore, USA, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/86750.