chapter  7
6 Pages

Teacher Self-Efficacy and Collective Teacher Efficacy

WithTimothy D. Green, Loretta C. Donovan, Jody Peerless Green

Albert Bandura developed the theory of self-efficacy over 40 years ago. He wrote that, self-efficacy is “the conviction that one can successfully execute the behavior required to produce outcomes”. In other words, it is the belief that reader are capable of successfully performing activities that produce a specific result. Self-efficacy beliefs are a principal contributor to how well one performs, no matter the domain and skills needed. Bandura's self-efficacy theory influenced the development of the concepts of teacher self-efficacy and collective teacher efficacy. It is crucial as change agents to understand the power reader can have on the success of their learners. Their actions can and do have direct consequences on the progress our learners make. The information serves as feedback that changes how they perceive their abilities. There are ways to improve self-efficacy beliefs by working on neutralizing how learners react to physiological and affective states.