Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(7), pp. 2864 - 2870
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080713
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Triumphs and Trials: Probing the Pre-service Teachers' Practice Teaching Experiences

Maria Leodevina C. Batugal *
College of Education, St. Paul University Philippines, Tuguegarao City, Philippines


This study explores the extent of the performance of the pre-service teachers as they engaged themselves in actual teaching. It further investigates on what are the highlighted experiences as they performed their responsibilities as pre-service teachers. A mixed-method was utilized to gather pertinent data. The quantitative research method, with the use of a survey questionnaire, was adopted to rate the pre-service teachers' teaching performance. The raters were the teachers who directly supervised the pre-service teachers. Frequency and percentage distribution were used to confirm statistical assumptions for the background variables of the participants. The weighted mean was utilized to interpret the obtained responses using a 5-point Likert scale. Moreover, a qualitative research method through documentary analysis was used to examine the personal experiences of the pre-service teachers. Open-ended questions were asked from them. The theoretical framework used in this study is anchored on Kolb's experiential learning theory. Results reveal that the pre-service teachers' performance was rated from very good to excellent. The narrative essays of the pre-service teachers disclose their triumphs and trials. The themes that emerged from their essays include self-efficacy, character building, classroom management, and the production of teaching resources. The data gathered provided validation and a solid foundation for drawing out conclusions of this study. The results will aid future pre-service teachers to face with confidence of the challenges of actual teaching. Moreover, this study will be a basis in formulating initiatives to improve the Teacher Education Program of St. Paul University Philippines. Implications and directions for future research are likewise discussed.

Practice Teaching, Classroom Management, Pre-service Teachers, Teaching Resources, Self-Efficacy

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Maria Leodevina C. Batugal , "Triumphs and Trials: Probing the Pre-service Teachers' Practice Teaching Experiences," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 7, pp. 2864 - 2870, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080713.

(b). APA Format:
Maria Leodevina C. Batugal (2020). Triumphs and Trials: Probing the Pre-service Teachers' Practice Teaching Experiences. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(7), 2864 - 2870. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080713.