A comparison of the effect of technical field experience and teaching experience on self-efficacy beliefs in technical teaching

Yung CHAN

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Abstract

The Hong Kong Institute of Education is offering a one-year Full-time Technical Teachers’ Course and a Two-year Part-time In-service Course of Training for Technical Teachers in Secondary Schools. The graduates of both courses are awarded Qualified Teacher’s Status. Both courses require the applicants to hold a qualification in technical subjects. On top of this the former course requires applicants to have field experience in technical sector but the latter course requires applicants to have teaching experience. According to Bandura’s social cognitive theory Self-efficacy is a construct related to the motivation of individuals of doing some specific task. Researches showed that it is related to the confidence and future success. The researcher is interested to compare the effect of those two factors field experience and teaching experience on the Self-Efficacy Beliefs of the trainees in the above-mentioned two courses on technical teaching, hoping that the finding would inform the Institute in admitting applicants and developing course curricula. An instrument TTEBI was developed to measure the construct of self-efficacy beliefs in technical teaching. The Hong Kong Institute of Education is offering a one-year Full-time Technical Teachers’ Course and a Two-year Part-time In-service Course of Training for Technical Teachers in Secondary Schools. The graduates of both courses are awarded Qualified Teacher’s Status. Both courses require the applicants to hold a qualification in technical subjects. On top of this the former course requires applicants to have field experience in technical sector but the latter course requires applicants to have teaching experience. According to Bandura’s social cognitive theory Self-efficacy is a construct related to the motivation of individuals of doing some specific task. Researches showed that it is related to the confidence and future success. The researcher is interested to compare the effect of those two factors field experience and teaching experience on the Self-Efficacy Beliefs of the trainees in the above-mentioned two courses on technical teaching, hoping that the finding would inform the Institute in admitting applicants and developing course curricula. An instrument TTEBI was developed to measure the construct of self-efficacy beliefs in technical teaching. Copyright © 2000 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education
Pages1-12
ISBN (Print)9629490382
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Bibliographical note

Chan, Y. (2000). A comparison of the effect of technical field experience and teaching experience on self-efficacy beliefs in technical teaching. In Proceedings of International Conference on Teacher Education 1999: Teaching effectiveness and teacher development in the new century [CD-ROM] (pp. 1-12). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.