IMPROVING PRESERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS' SELF-EFFICACY ABOUT THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT: IMPLICATION FOR THEORY AND PRACTICE


TATAR N. , BULDUR S.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, cilt.12, ss.452-464, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.452-464

Özet

In this study, a teaching program was designed to improve preservice teachers' self-efficacy about the use of alternative assessment. The teaching program has three stages: workshop, observation, and teaching. Preservice teachers' opinions about the contribution of the teaching program to their professional development and the effect of the program on their self-efficacy were determined Data was collected through a survey, students' reflective journal, and interview. Results show that preservice teachers had understanding about alternative assessment and positive opinions about the teaching program. Furthermore, their self-efficacy toward use of the alternative assessment improved. The teaching program had positive contributions to preservice teachers' professional development.