EXAMINATION OF THE SELF-EFFICACY OF TEACHER CANDIDATES IN KOSOVO REGARDING TEACHING PRINCIPLES AND METHODS

Serdan Kervan, Shemsi Morina

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In teacher qualifications, skills in teaching principles and methods are important. High self-efficacy prospective teachers are able to solve the problems they face more easily when they start their profession. This study aims to examine the self-efficacy of the teacher candidates on teaching principles and methods. The universe in study is teacher candidates who are students at a university in Kosovo. The results of the research are based on the applied self-efficacy scale data. For the other sub-questions, the Mann-Whitney U test was used for the variables with the non-parametric tests, while the Kruskal-Wallis test was used for those two values. As a result, the self-efficacy levels of teacher candidates are related to teaching principles and methods are positive and moderate. Teacher candidates vary in their self-efficacy according to gender, course taking, seminar attendance, and ethnicity. The departments of the teacher candidates also affect their self-efficacy.

 

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self-efficacy, prospective teacher, teaching principles and methods

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