The effect of contracted grades on self-efficacy and motivation in teacher education courses

Hallinan, Peter and Danaher, Patrick Alan (1994) The effect of contracted grades on self-efficacy and motivation in teacher education courses. Educational Research, 36 (1). pp. 75-82. ISSN 0013-1881


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[Abstract]: The use of criterion-referenced assessment in a course within an initial teacher education degree programme allows students to contract for particular grades, which are differentiated by the application of specific criteria. The impact of this target-setting assessment metho on student self-efficacy and motivation was gauged by means of two instruments: a statistical comparison of the previous grade point averages, contracted grades and achieved grades for students who completed the course; and extended, open-ended interviews with four of those students. The link among perceived control over assessment, self-efficacy and motivation was confirmed. Implications for teacher educators and teachers are also considered.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:53
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment, Australia, Central Queensland University, contracted grades, criterion-referenced, motivation, self-efficacy, teacher education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation

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