Riding the wave towards flourishing in STEM education: Enhancing teaching efficacy through a K-12 training program

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Title: Riding the wave towards flourishing in STEM education: Enhancing teaching efficacy through a K-12 training program
Authors: Pozo-Rico, Teresa | Scott, Ricardo | Bąk, Magdalena | Castejón, Juan Luis | Gilar-Corbi, Raquel
Research Group/s: Investigación en Inteligencias, Competencia Social y Educación (SOCEDU) | Grupo de Investigación en Psicología Evolutiva y Criminología (GIPEC) | Habilidades, Competencias e Instrucción
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y Didáctica
Keywords: Flourishing | STEM education | Teaching efficacy | K-12 training program
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2024
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Teaching and Teacher Education. 2024, 143: 104564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2024.104564
Abstract: The research aimed to analyze the effectiveness of a training program for K-12 teachers in improving their perceptions of flourishing, job satisfaction, work as meaning, and efficacy, as well as their students' academic performance. The study involved 147 K-12 teachers and 3544 students. A 'quasi-experimental' pretest-posttest with a control group design was adopted. The results showed significant improvements in students' academic performance and in all teacher variables in the experimental group. Targeting interventions towards K-12 educators has immense potential to profoundly influence students' academic growth by increasing their interest and competence in STEM disciplines.
Sponsor: This study has been funded by the Research Promotion Program of the Vice-Rector's Office for Research at the University of Alicante (Reference GRE20-22-A) and by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033/FEDER, EU (Project Ref. PID2021-125279OB-I00).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/142112
ISSN: 0742-051X (Print) | 1879-2480 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2024.104564
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2024 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2024.104564
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