Soft Skills in Relation to Teaching Competency of Prospective Teachers

  • P Pachaiyappan Assistant Professor, GRT College of Education, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M Sadayakumar M.Ed., Scholar, GRT College of Education, Tiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Soft Skills, Teaching Competency, Prospective Teachers, B.Ed. Student Teachers, Teaching skills, Teacher training

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to find out the soft skills and teaching competency among prospective teachers with respect to Gender, Locality, Year of Study and Type of Management. Survey method was adopted to collect the relevant data for the present study. Soft Skill Inventory and Teaching Competency Scale developed by Sasipriya and Annaraja (2009) and it was used to collect data for the present study. The Investigator randomly Selected 315 B.Ed. student teachers studying in Government, Government Aided and Private Colleges of Education in Chennai and Tiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. For analyzing the data mean, standard deviation, ‘t’-test, F-test and Correlation test are used. The major findings of the study are: The study result reveals that there is no significant difference between the male and female B.Ed. Student teachers with respect to their Soft Skills. It was found that there is no significant difference between the rural and urban B.Ed. Student teachers with respect to their Soft Skills. The finding of the study reveals that there is a significant difference between the 1st and 2nd year B.Ed. Student teachers with respect to their Soft Skills. It was found that there is a significant difference in Soft Skills with respect to type of management of B.Ed. Student teachers. The result shows that there is a significant difference between the male and female B.Ed. Student teachers with respect to their Teaching Competency. It was found that there is a significant difference between the 1st and 2nd year B.Ed. Student teachers with respect to their Teaching Competency. The result of the study reveals that there is a significant difference in Teaching Competency with respect to type of management of B.Ed. Student Teachers. The result shows that there is a significant positive relationship between Soft Skills and Teaching Competency among B.Ed. student Teachers.

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2018-06-29
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Pachaiyappan, P., & Sadayakumar, M. (2018). Soft Skills in Relation to Teaching Competency of Prospective Teachers. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 6(3), 23-28. Retrieved from http://www.shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/education/article/view/38
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