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A brief introduction to self-efficacy

The beliefs a person has about their own capabilities has a substantial impact on their achievement.

Strategies for promoting self-efficacy in students

How teachers can design learning opportunities that strengthen students’ efficacy and the impact that this has on studnets' learning and achievement.

Strategies for developing and maintaining self-efficacy in teachers

Teachers with high sense of efficacy create mastery experiences for their students whereas teachers with low instructional self-efficacy undermine students’ cognitive development as well as students’ judgements of their own capabilities.

Trust survey for students

The following survey can help teachers determine students’ perceptions of their teacher’s ability to teach them and their confidence in their own ability to learn.

Teacher efficacy scale

Using Gibson and Dembo’s Teacher Efficacy Scale, how would you currently rank your teacher efficacy in the following areas of teaching and learning – low, average, or...



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The concept of self-efficacy – animated

What is self-efficacy, why is it importan,t and how can teachers support their students’ self efficacy?



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