Year 2017, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 12 - 24 2017-06-30

Pre-service English teachers’ teaching-efficacy perceptions and their potential sources in field experience

Handan Çelik [1] , Ece Zehir Topkaya [2]

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Field experience (FE) is a key component of pre-service English language teacher education enabling the early integration of pre-service teachers (PSTs) in real teaching situations. As a well-researched area, FE is known to increase PSTs’ teaching-efficacy perceptions. Thus, to better understand how it does so in the Turkish context, this study examines senior PSTs’ (N=145) teaching-efficacy perceptions and the potential sources of these perceptions in the course of FE.  Adopting a pretest-posttest design supported by semi-structured interviews (N=30), the study showed a significant increase in the PSTs’ teaching-efficacy perceptions from pre-test to post-test (p<.05). While the interview data indicated that prior teaching experience, decreased sense of teaching anxiety, and increased confidence in professional self were among the major sources of the increase in these perceptions, such sources as untested teaching competencies and critical awareness of teaching and profession had a negative impact on the PSTs’ efficacy perceptions.

field experience, pre-service English teachers, teaching-efficacy, teaching competencies
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Orcid: 0000-0001-8041-6062
Author: Handan Çelik (Primary Author)
Institution: Trakya Üniversitesi, Trakya, Türkiye
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5364-7551
Author: Ece Zehir Topkaya
Institution: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi
Country: Turkey


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APA Çelik, H , Zehir Topkaya, E . (2017). Pre-service English teachers’ teaching-efficacy perceptions and their potential sources in field experience. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 4 (1), 12-24. Retrieved from http://ijcer.net/issue/36730/416759
MLA Çelik, H , Zehir Topkaya, E . "Pre-service English teachers’ teaching-efficacy perceptions and their potential sources in field experience". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 4 (2017): 12-24 <http://ijcer.net/issue/36730/416759>
Chicago Çelik, H , Zehir Topkaya, E . "Pre-service English teachers’ teaching-efficacy perceptions and their potential sources in field experience". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 4 (2017): 12-24
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ISNAD Çelik, Handan , Zehir Topkaya, Ece . "Pre-service English teachers’ teaching-efficacy perceptions and their potential sources in field experience". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 4 / 1 (June 2017): 12-24.