Some factors influencing pre-service teachers' self-efficacy for teaching with computers

Albion, Peter (2002) Some factors influencing pre-service teachers' self-efficacy for teaching with computers. In: 7th IFIP World Conference on Computers in Education WCCE 2001, July 29 - Aug 3 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark.


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Although computers are widely available in schools and their use is supported by public policy, their uptake by teachers is not universal. There is evidence that, even where teachers have access and essential skills, they lack confidence in their ability to integrate computers in their teaching. Multimedia cases have been developed for the purpose of increasing teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs (confidence) for teaching with computers (SETWC). It was important to understand what factors might influence SETWC. This paper reports the results of a study which examined the effect of several variables on SETWC. The most significant influence on SETWC was levels of comfort with using computers

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Springer (Kluwer Academic Publishers)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Author version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The original publication is available at
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:13
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: information and communication technology, teacher education, self-efficacy
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology

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