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Title: Perception changes in knowledge and skills of graduating student teachers: A Singapore study
Authors: Chong, Sylvia Nguik Yin
Wong, Angela F. L.
Choy, Doris
Wong, Isabella Yuen Fun
Goh, Kim Chuan
Keywords: Initial teacher education programme
Student teachers
Pedagogical knowledge
Teaching skills
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Chong, S. N. Y., Wong, A. F. L., Choy, D., Wong, I. Y. F., & Goh, K. C. (2010). Perception changes in knowledge and skills of graduating student teachers: A Singapore study. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 19(2), 333-345.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions that student teachers hold of the level of their knowledge and skills in the areas of pedagogy and classroom management. A sample of 596 student teachers completed the survey on their perceptions at the beginning and at the end of their initial teacher preparation programme. The results of the study indicated that student teachers' perceptions of their knowledge and skills in the areas of facilitation, lesson preparation, classroom management, feedback and evaluation increased significantly upon completion of their teacher preparation programme. However, their perceived skill level in the area of care and concern remained unchanged by the end of the programme. The findings also showed that although the student teachers perceived their knowledge and skills at about the same level at the beginning of the programme, they perceived their knowledge level to be significantly higher than their skills level by the end of the programme.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/16117
ISSN: 0119-5646X
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