Investigating prospective middle school mathematics teachers’ self-efficacy perceptions of online teaching during practice teaching course

2022-2-11
Yazar Koldaş, Şerife
This study aimed to investigate prospective middle school mathematics teachers’ self- efficacy perceptions towards online teaching during the COVID-19 process in their Practice Teaching course. The multiple case study method was used to investigate and understand the cases in-depth. Three prospective teachers studying at a state university in Ankara participated by the purposive sampling method. In line with the purpose of the study, the semi-structured interview questions were developed according to the "Teacher Self-Efficacy Scale" developed by Tschannen- Moran and Hoy (2001) and adapted into Turkish by Çapa et al. (2005). Data were collected through pre-and post-lesson semi-structured interviews in the Spring semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The findings of this study showed that the self-efficacy perceptions of all prospective teachers about online teaching changed in terms of classroom management, instructional strategies, and student engagement. In the classroom management dimension, while most of the prospective teachers stated that they had low self- efficacy perceptions, there were cases where they showed improvement throughout the process. Prospective teachers, who mostly had the lowest self-efficacy in providing time management and behavior control, attributed this low self-efficacy perception to their lack of management skills and insufficient knowledge about their students. Regarding teaching strategies, it was revealed that prospective teachers mostly had the lowest self-efficacy perceptions in terms of measurement and evaluation. They attributed this low self-efficacy to their pedagogical skills as they could not ensure sufficient student participation. In the dimension of providing alternative explanations, it was revealed that they mostly felt competent due to their technological skills. They mostly felt inadequate in ensuring student participation.

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Ş. Yazar Koldaş, “Investigating prospective middle school mathematics teachers’ self-efficacy perceptions of online teaching during practice teaching course,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.