Teachers’ sense of efficacy during a time of crisis

J Code, R Moylan, K Forde, R Ralph: Teachers' sense of efficacy during a time of crisis. In: Manuscript under review, Forthcoming.

Abstract

Vocational education and training (VET) or technology education (TE) has the creating, making, and doing aspects of human activity at its foundation. This article presents a comparison of the teaching sense of efficacy (TSE) of practicing VET teachers and teacher candidates (TC) during a forced switch to emergency remote teaching (ERT). In Phase 1, the switch to ERT had a significantly negative effect on VET teachers (N = 42; r = -.60). In Phase 2, VET TCs (N = 16) were similarly affected (r = -.53). Results of a two-way mixed ANOVA in Phase 3 suggest that ERT had a greater negative impact on practicing VET teachers’ TSE for student engagement (partial eta squared = .11) and classroom management (partial eta squared = .19) than it did on VET TCs’ TSE. As novice teachers tend to draw more from contextual factors than mastery experiences, this research suggests that experienced teachers were at a greater loss due to the pandemic than TCs.

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@article{Code2023,
title = {Teachers' sense of efficacy during a time of crisis},
author = {J Code and R Moylan and K Forde and R Ralph},
doi = {https://doi.org/10.35542/osf.io/tdg75},
year  = {2023},
date = {2023-05-15},
urldate = {2023-05-15},
journal = {Manuscript under review},
abstract = {Vocational education and training (VET) or technology education (TE) has the creating, making, and doing aspects of human activity at its foundation. This article presents a comparison of the teaching sense of efficacy (TSE) of practicing VET teachers and teacher candidates (TC) during a forced switch to emergency remote teaching (ERT). In Phase 1, the switch to ERT had a significantly negative effect on VET teachers (N = 42; r = -.60). In Phase 2, VET TCs (N = 16) were similarly affected (r = -.53). Results of a two-way mixed ANOVA in Phase 3 suggest that ERT had a greater negative impact on practicing VET teachers’ TSE for student engagement (partial eta squared = .11) and classroom management (partial eta squared = .19) than it did on VET TCs’ TSE. As novice teachers tend to draw more from contextual factors than mastery experiences, this research suggests that experienced teachers were at a greater loss due to the pandemic than TCs. },
keywords = {Media & Technology in Education, Pandemic Transformed Pedagogy, Teacher Education, Technology Education},
pubstate = {forthcoming},
tppubtype = {article}
}
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