332: What is self-efficacy and why should we be paying attention to it in Primary Schools?
RS Assessment conducted a study among 21,000 key stage 2 pupils in English schools recently. The study was funded by the Nuffield Foundation and aims to better understand the longer-term impacts of the Covid lockdowns on this cohort of kids’ attainment, wellbeing and attitudes to learning.
What is self-efficacy and why should we be paying attention to it in Primary Schools?
We talk a lot about self-esteem in our children, but what is the connection between self-efficacy and their achievements? Our research shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils report feeling some vulnerability in self-efficacy, with large (greater than 7 Percentage Point, or 14%) drops since the pandemic. Professor Clare Wood and Katie Blainey, Director of Assessment at Hodder Education talk about the role of self-efficacy in improving pupil outcomes and how we can we restore our children’s sense of their ability to achieve – both in the classroom and at home.
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