Openness to theory and its importance for pre-service teachers' self-efficacy, emotions, and classroom behaviour in the teaching practicum

Hascher, Tina; Hagenauer, Gerda (2016). Openness to theory and its importance for pre-service teachers' self-efficacy, emotions, and classroom behaviour in the teaching practicum. International Journal of Educational Research, 77, pp. 15-25. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ijer.2016.02.003

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Researchers have shown a growing interest in the learning mechanism of student teachers. Our study seeks to contribute to this field by investigating student teachers’ individual characteristics for learning during the practicum. We examined the interrelationship between student teachers’ openness to theory, self-efficacy, emotions, and classroom behaviour during the field experience. It was expected that student teachers who were more open to (educational) theories would be more likely to develop a higher sense of self-efficacy, triggering positive emotions that would, in turn, foster their autonomy support for student learning in the classroom. The participants in the study were 117 pre-service student teachers from an Austrian university who were preparing for positions in secondary education in high-track schools. Their answers to questionnaires supported the predicted link between openness to theory, self-efficacy, and emotions, while no direct link could be found to autonomy support. These results are discussed in relation to concerns over the quality of student teacher training.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > School and Teaching Research
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Hascher, Tina and Hagenauer, Gerda

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

0883-0355

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gerda Hagenauer

Date Deposited:

23 Jan 2017 10:53

Last Modified:

15 Sep 2017 08:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ijer.2016.02.003

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.91210

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/91210

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