For my final semester at the University of Cincinnati, I am taking a course called Improving Attitudes in Education. No, this isn’t about getting the grumpy Geometry teacher to stop gossiping in the teachers lounge. It’s a call all about addressing the negative attitudes that our students can have about different aspects of their education experience. I chose to focus my studies on why students may be hesitant or completely resistant to engaging in classroom discussions. One thing that we talked about in this class is self efficacy, the strength of the belief in one’s ability. Thinking about the many factors that contribute to students lack of engagement or willingness to participate, I created a 10-question survey on SurveyMonkey.com for my students to complete about their views on classroom participation.
Here is the link for the survey: Classroom Participation Self Efficacy Survey