Teachers’ Perceived Self-Efficacy Concerning the Use of Mobile Technology in Education, Considering the “Working from Home” Format
Keywords:pandemic, on-line teaching, perceived self-efficacy, mobile technology, working from home
In the context of the pandemic generated by the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), the global education system is currently facing an unprecedented situation which has proven to be difficult to be managed - closing schools and identifying alternative on-line methods in order to continue the educational process. Therefore, teachers, students and parents have become actors playing new roles to which they have to adapt as well and fast as possible. Innovative solutions, good practices, teaching staff creativity and a receptive attitude are fully used and exploited. The way in which the lessons, the strategies and the instruments used in teaching, learning and assessment are developed has to relate to a series of variables: digital skills - competences of teachers and students, their attitude toward modern available technological means, ways for customizing the instructive process and learning conditions. The teachers have to turn students into trustworthy and responsible parties, as active partners in the process of their own formation.
The proposed research aims to identify - from the psychological point of view - the perceived self-efficacy among teachers in relation to the use of mobile technology in education, in the context of working just from home. The sample of the research consisted on 125 teachers, having different ages and background in Science and Technology, who carry out educational activities both in urban and rural areas.
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