Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing across Learning: Investigating Student Teachers' Confidence

Louise Campbell (Lead / Corresponding author), Shirley Gray, Tom Macintyre, Kelly Stone

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Abstract

The aim of the research reported here was to examine how confident student teachers, preparing for a career in secondary school teaching, felt to meet their responsibilities to teach skills across literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. By inquiring into their on-campus and placement learning experiences, we aimed to explore the extent to which they felt their initial teacher education programme had enabled them to teach across each area, as the Scottish curriculum and professional standards demand. A significant percentage of student teachers across all subject specialisms from our sample indicated a lack of confidence in providing numeracy experiences for their learners from within their subject area. Confidence for teaching literacy and health and wellbeing was much higher.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101532
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Volume100
Early online date15 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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Keywords

  • Skills across learning
  • Student teacher confidence
  • Teacher self-efficacy
  • Literacy Numeracy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Responsibilities of all

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