Self-Belief and Confidence to Teach Arts and Digital Technology in K-6 Classrooms: Perspectives from Pre-Service Teachers

Narelle Lemon, Susanne Garvis

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    Teacher self-efficacy is an important motivational construct that informs actions associated with teaching. Teacher self-efficacy develops during teacher education. Highly effective teacher education is able to support and enhance self-efficacy. Variation however can occur for a number of reasons. In the case of digital technology and the arts, teacher self-efficacy informs perceived levels of competence in teaching students. This chapter reports on the current levels of teacher self-efficacy of pre-service teachers at three Australian universities. Dance, drama, music, media, visual arts and digital technology were explored. Findings highlight that the different cohorts had different levels of perceived competence. Such findings are important for teacher education and also the professional development of teachers for arts and digital technology education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRevolutionizing Arts Education in K-12 Classrooms through Technological Integration
    EditorsNarelle Lemon
    Place of PublicationHershey PA USA
    PublisherInformation Science Reference
    Pages106 - 124
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)9781466682719
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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