Report on literacy, numeracy and self-efficacy ratings for Building and Construction Students (TE0905) for 2013

Greyling, Willfred (2014) Report on literacy, numeracy and self-efficacy ratings for Building and Construction Students (TE0905) for 2013. Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand. (Unpublished)

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Our aim was to report on a post-intervention follow-up, tracking TE0905 learners' status on literacy, numeracy and self-efficacy measures. We found that these measures remained relatively stable when within-group (n=13) and between group (Pass category, 1, n=21; and Fail category, o, n=9) comparisons of means were made. We concluded that the low-stakes status of the TEC assessment tool may have had a negative effect on learners' sense of urgency in completing them. The Self-Efficacy means were at a level above uncertainty (i.e. the middle value on a 7-point Likert scale) at the start and remained stable at the same level on two subsequent occasions. The alpha coefficient for the total scale was 0.9, while the coefficients for the sub scales ranged from 0.70 to 0.76. Our conclusion was that a self-administered version in Moodle could be useful for tutor use with learners or as a reflective tool in the hands of learners.

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Keywords that describe the item:self-efficacy, literacy, numeracy, within-group and between-group test comparisons
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Foundation Studies
ID Code:3087
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Deposited On:16 Jan 2014 02:56
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