The Influence of Teaching Practice in Primary and Secondary Schools on Teaching Efficacy of Normal University Students

Hongxia ZHANG

Abstract


This study was conducted with 51 normal university students in a third-year class of an English major at a university. A combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis was used, and questionnaires and interviews were adopted as research tools. The questionnaire survey was applied to measure the teaching efficacy of the students before and after the internship as a volunteer teacher. Six normal university students majoring in English from the object of study were selected for interviews and recordings, and two interviews were conducted before and after the internship to dig deeper into imperceptible changes in the subjective emotions of those students before and after their internships. After the questionnaires and interviews were completed at each stage, SPSS 26.0 was used to analyse the stage data and overall data from the questionnaires, and content analysis was carried out on the interview data. The aim of this paper is to explore the impact of educational internships on normal university students’ sense of teaching efficacy, identify the influencing factors, propose strategies to enhance the sense of teaching efficacy of normal university students majoring in English, and provide guiding suggestions for the pre-service cultivation of normal university students, the construction of courses for those students, and the improvement of the level of cooperation with internship bases.


Keywords


Teaching efficacy; Normal university students majoring in English; Internship as a volunteer teacher

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12476

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