Investigation of Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy and Their Views on Problem-Based Learning

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Şen Ş., Temel S.

in: Design and Implementation of Higher Education Learners' Learning Outcomes (HELLO), Kuntal Barua,Neyara Radwan,Virendra Singh,Ronnie Figueiredo, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.313-332, 2024

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-332
  • Editors: Kuntal Barua,Neyara Radwan,Virendra Singh,Ronnie Figueiredo, Editor
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This chapter aims to analyze the changes in pre-service teachers' views of problem-based learning and the effects of problem-based learning on their self-efficacy beliefs. A total of 29 pre-service teachers in total took part in this study. Self-efficacy for problem-based learning scale and a semi-structured interview form were used as data collection tools. Paired samples t-test was used in analyzing the quantitative data while content analysis was used in analyzing the qualitative data. On evaluating the results obtained in general, the fact that the pre-service teachers' self-efficacy did not change at the end of the problem-based learning application and that their views of problem-based learning were not at the desired level could be attributed to the fact that they did not have the opportunity to practice problem-based learning during their undergraduate education.