The Perception of Educational Software Development Self-Efficacy among Undergraduate CEIT Teacher Candidates

  • Adem Uzun Dr.
  • Rüçhan Özkılıç Assist. Prof.
  • Aysan Şentürk Assoc. Prof.

Abstract

 

 

The objective of this study was to analyze self-efficacy perceptions for education software development of teacher candidates studying at Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, with respect to a range of variables. The Educational Software Development Self-Efficacy Perception Scale was used as data collection tool.  Sixty teacher candidates participated in the study. Independent sample t-test and canonical correlation were used as the data analysis techniques in the study. At the end of the study, it was determined that there is a weak correlation between teacher candidates’ general academic performance and their self-efficacy perception for educational software development, and self-efficacy perception does not vary with gender. A significant difference in favor of 4th year undergraduates was established with respect to year of study. Also, a positive correlation was found between teacher candidates’ self-efficacy perceptions in sub-dimensions of the scale and their achievement in the relevant courses.

Author Biographies

Adem Uzun, Dr.

Adem Uzun is a lecturer at Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Department in the Uludag University Faculty of Education. His research interests include blended learning environments, web-based learning, learning materials, learning styles and software development. He teaches undergraduate courses in programming and computer literacy.

Rüçhan Özkılıç, Assist. Prof.

 

 

Rüçhan Özkılıç studies at Department of Educational Sciences in the Uludag University Faculty of Education. Her research interests include teaching methods, bullying at schools, teacher self-efficacy and teacher education.

Aysan Şentürk, Assoc. Prof.

 

 

Aysan Åentürk studies at Computer Education and Instructional Technologies Department in the Uludag University Faculty of Education. His research interests include computer literacy, evaluation of educational software and data mining.

Published
2013-08-19
How to Cite
Uzun, A., Özkılıç, R., & Şentürk, A. (2013). The Perception of Educational Software Development Self-Efficacy among Undergraduate CEIT Teacher Candidates. Current Issues in Education, 16(2). Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/1176
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