Examining Sources of Self-Efficacy in Whole-Class Problem Solving



Activando la Resolución de Problemas en las Aulas


  • Annette Rouleau
  • Natalia Ruiz
  • Cristián Reyes
  • Peter Liljedahl

Abstract: Self-efficacy is commonly defined as the belief in one’s abilities to attain a goal or outcome. This has significance in classroom situations where students with low self-efficacy fall into a self-fulfilling feedback loop of low aspirations leading to low performance, leading to even lower aspirations. In this research outline, we present a context in which a whole-class problem-solving implementation interrupted that loop for a student with low self-efficacy in mathematics. We demonstrate this using Bandura’s four sources of self-efficacy and offer further nuance to the original framework.

Keywords: Self-efficacy – Bandura – Problem solving – Visibly random groups – Nonroutine problems 

Enlace a publicación completa: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-29215-7_12


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