Web-Searching To Learn: The Role of Internet Self-Efficacy in Pre-School Educators’ Conceptions and Approaches
Chia-Pin Kao 1 * , Hui-Min Chien 2
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1 Department of Child Care and Education, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology,Taiwan
2 Center for Teacher Education, Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN
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Abstract

Background:
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between pre-school educators’ conceptions of and approaches to learning by web-searching through Internet Self-efficacy.

Material and methods:
Based on data from 242 pre-school educators who had prior experience of participating in web-searching in Taiwan for path analyses, it wasfound in this study that conceptions of learning by web-searching play a major role in approaches to learning without Internet Self-efficacy (ISE).

Results:
The results indicated that preschool educators’ Internet self-efficacy was the significant moderator of their conceptions of and approaches to learning by web searching.

Conclusions:
this result suggests that improving preschool educators’ ability to use the Internet as well as their use of relevant web-based tools may increase their approaches to learning by web-searching, which may in turn strengthen their learning performances in Internet-based environments.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2017.01212a

EURASIA J Math Sci and Tech Ed, 2017 - Volume 13 Issue 6, pp. 2039-2056

Publication date: 15 Jun 2017

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