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Perception of Pre-Service Teachers Regarding the Relationship between Didactic Competencies and Learning Motivation

Cristina Tulbure (), Elena Mirela Samfira () and Ionel Samfira ()
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Cristina Tulbure: Lecturer PhD, BUASVM, Timişoara, Romania.
Elena Mirela Samfira: Assistant Professor PhD, BUASVM, Timişoara, Romania.
Ionel Samfira: Professor PhD, BUASVM, Timişoara, Romania.

Revista romaneasca pentru educatie multidimensionala - Journal for Multidimensional Education, 2015, vol. 7, issue 1, 193-202

Abstract: This paper aims at analysing the perception of agricultural sciences pre-service teachers regarding the relationship between didactic competencies and learning motivation. According to specialists, there are four components of didactic competence: scientific competence, psycho-social competence, managing competence and psycho-pedagogical competence. In our study, we primarily intend to determine the students’ perception concerning the impact of those four didactic competences over the learning motivation. Secondly, we aim at analysing the relationship between the competences students consider to be relevant for the learning motivation and didactic competences they wish to acquire by the end of the psychopedagogical program. The study was accomplished during the university year 2014-2015 over a batch of 65 participants, students attending the second year of study at the Faculty of Agriculture. The collected data was obtained by the method of enquiry and using a questionnaire of opinion as a tool, which contained 24 closed, pre-coded questions. The obtained results have revealed that agricultural sciences pre-service teachers consider that among the didactic competences, the most powerful impact over learning motivation belongs to the psycho-pedagogical competence (M=4.47), followed by the scientific competence (M=4.40) and the psychosocial competence (M=3.74). Also, the scores reflecting the importance of those competences regarding the motivational factor positively and significantly correlates with the scores reflecting the level at which students wish to develop those competences (e.g. psycho-pedagogical competence r=0.71; p

Keywords: Didactic competencies; Learning motivation; Pre-service teachers. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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