Self-efficacy Belief and Perception Among Pre-service Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Primary Final Year Students in Teaching Primary Science After Graduating From Paro College of Education
Keywords:Self-efficacy, Pre-service; competency; Primary Science; curriculum; first-hand experience; prescribed activities.
AbstractStudy was carried out, to find out the competency of the Pre-service B.Ed. primary final year students to teach primary science curriculum in school after graduation. For this study the sample size considered was about 110 final year students. Data was collected through interview and questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using a statistical package for the social sciences. The result showed that, students who have taken science in higher secondary schools are more prepared and competent to teach primary science in schools when compared to students studying arts and commerce. The result also indicated that, more time be given for this particular module while teaching in college, so that students get enough of first-hand experience to do all the prescribed activities. The finding also shows that different branch of science was given different weightage by the module tutors when they delivered the module.
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