Date

6-12-2017 12:00 AM

Major

Elementary Education (Special Education, Reading, Social Studies)

Department

School of Education

College

College of Human Sciences

Project Advisor

Linda Lind

Project Advisor's Department

School of Education

Description

Self-efficacy is an essential skill necessary for students to learn. Students with poor self-efficacy tend to be at-risk or struggling learners. As a pre-service teacher, I wanted to investigate students’ perceptions of their own self-efficacy. A modified Bandura’s Self-Efficacy scale was used. Struggling elementary students in Iowa were interviewed using the scale. Based on review of the data, a story was created to improve self-efficacy in struggling learners. The story was read to students, a discussion followed, and students drew pictures of a time in their own life that exemplified self-efficacy. The pictures were used to create the story I Can Do It.

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Dec 6th, 12:00 AM

I Can Do It: Children’s perceptions of their own self-efficacy

Self-efficacy is an essential skill necessary for students to learn. Students with poor self-efficacy tend to be at-risk or struggling learners. As a pre-service teacher, I wanted to investigate students’ perceptions of their own self-efficacy. A modified Bandura’s Self-Efficacy scale was used. Struggling elementary students in Iowa were interviewed using the scale. Based on review of the data, a story was created to improve self-efficacy in struggling learners. The story was read to students, a discussion followed, and students drew pictures of a time in their own life that exemplified self-efficacy. The pictures were used to create the story I Can Do It.