~ Bachtiar

Doctor of Philosophy, (Education)
Study Completed: 2017
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
Indonesian EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of the Influence and Role of Professional Development and Teacher Study Groups on Teachers’ Self-Efficacy: A Mixed Methods Study

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A growing body of research suggests that effective professional development (PD) can help teachers increase their knowledge, skills and understanding about teaching. Research evidence also indicates that good quality PD enhances teacher self-efficacy. Mr Bachtiar sought to understand the characteristics of quality PD, and the relationship between teachers' participation in PD and their self-efficacy beliefs. Using a mixed methods research with a convergent parallel design, he found that good quality PD for teachers needs to give teachers time to talk and work collaboratively, and the content should be based on teachers' classroom practical needs. In addition, his research also revealed that there is a relationship between teachers' participation in PD, and teacher study groups, and changes in perceived levels of their self-efficacy. Mr Bachtiar's research has provided valuable insight into understanding what aspects need to be included in PD that potentially help teachers enhance their self-efficacy.

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