What Personal Traits Would Matter to the Improvement of Personal Teaching Efficacy in a Computer-Simulation Training?
Yu-Chu Yeh, Institute of Teacher Education, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Personal teaching efficacy refers to a teacher's belief that he or she has the competence and skills to bring about student learning; it is related to a teacher's enthusiasm in teaching as well as the effectiveness in the classroom. To enhance the preservice teachers' personal teaching efficacy, key personal traits that can maximize training effects must be cultivated as well. This study investigated whether two assumed significant traits (intrapersonal intelligence and critical-thinking dispositions) would have an affect on the improvement of personal teaching efficacy. The participants were 178 preservice teachers who completed the interactive teaching experience via a computer simulation program. The findings suggest that intrapersonal intelligence and critical-thinking dispositions, which are related to open-mindedness, analytical learning, and reflective teaching, contribute to the preservice teachers' improvements in personal teaching efficacy in computer-simulated training
Yeh, Y.C. (2004). What Personal Traits Would Matter to the Improvement of Personal Teaching Efficacy in a Computer-Simulation Training?. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3456-3459). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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