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.
|Title of host publication||Revolutionizing Arts Education in K-12 Classrooms through Technological Integration|
|Place of Publication||Hershey PA USA|
|Publisher||Information Science Reference|
|Pages||106 - 124|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|