Investigating technology teachers’ self-efficacy on assessment
2015 (English)In: International journal of technology and design education, ISSN 0957-7572, E-ISSN 1573-1804, Vol. 25, no 3, 321-337 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study explores possible differences in the views on assessment between two groups of teachers teaching technology in compulsory school: 1) teachers with subject-specific teacher training in technology education; and 2) teachers without such training. This topic is of particular interest because of the recent changes in the regulations that govern compulsory schools in Sweden, such that only certified teachers now will be permitted to teach and assign grades, despite the clear lack of certified teachers in technology education. The study is situated in two fields of interest—technology education and assessment. Both topics are highly relevant, especially in combination, because previous research on teachers’ assessment practices in technology is rare. In this study, the goal is to contribute to deepening the understanding of how subject-specific teacher training affects teachers’ ability to assess students’ knowledge while maintaining alignment with stated regulations. The results show significant difference between these two groups’ use of curriculum documents as the basis of their teaching and their self-efficacy in assessing student’s knowledge in technology. The results suggest interesting possibilities for curriculum alignment and indicate that the opportunities for student learning increase according to whether teachers are specifically trained in the subject.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Publishing Company, 2015. Vol. 25, no 3, 321-337 p.
Assessment, Certified teacher, Compulsory schooling, Self-efficacy, Teacher education, Teacher training, Technology education
Bedömning, lärarutbildning, lärarlegitimation, utbildade lärare, självbild, grundskola, teknikundervisning
vurdering, lærer, lærerutdanning, teknologi utdanning
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-152549DOI: 10.1007/s10798-014-9285-9ISI: 000357342400002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84957975860OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-152549DiVA: diva2:750426
Updated from Accepted to Published. QC 201507072014-09-292014-09-292015-08-25Bibliographically approved