Enhancing the quality of pre-service teachers’ learning in teaching practicum

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This study aims to explore the relationship between the supporting factors and learning outcomes of a teaching practicum model for an initial teacher education programme in Hong Kong. Identifying the predictive relationships of the supporting factors for pre-service teachers’ teaching practicum and their learning outcome could help promoting the quality of the programme. There were 229 pre-service teachers participated to a questionnaire survey of a quasi-experimental design. Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability test were used to confirm the constructed validity and reliability of the survey instrument. A Structural Equation Model was applied to explore the predictive relationship between the supporting factors and their learning outcomes. Results show that campus-based courses, school mentor support and pre-service teacher’s self-efficacy were identified to be the supporting factors for their learning outcomes which include instructional design, managing learning activities and assessment. Strengthening school partnerships, providing mentor training and enhancing the element of assessment for learning in campus based course are recommended to the teacher education programme.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012


Cheng, C. K. E. (2012, May). Enhancing the quality of pre-service teachers’ learning in teaching practicum. Paper presented at the C&I conference, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.


  • Field experience
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: T0071
  • Period: TDG 2009-2010
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output

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    Teaching development grants final and financial report: Outcomes based assessment for field experience modules: A pilot study

    CHENG, C. K. E. & LO-FU, Y. W. P., 2012

    Research output: Other contributionTeaching Development Grants (TDG)