Relationship of Teaching Competency of Student Teachers with Achievement in Physical Science Education through Blended Learning Approach

  • P N Lakshmi Shanmugam Assistant Professor, Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Teaching Competency, Blended Learning Approach, Achievement, Physical Science Education

Abstract

Education is the knowledge of putting one’s potentials to maximum use. The quality of a nation depends upon the quality of its citizens. The quality of the citizens rests upon the quality of their education; the quality of their education depends upon the quality of teachers. The quality of teacher education and teaching appear to be more strongly related to student achievement than class sizes, overall spending levels or teacher salaries. The effects of quality teaching on educational outcomes are greater than those that arise from student’s backgrounds. Student teachers enter the initial teacher and teaching profession can play a significant role in developing competencies. The use of Blended Learning Approach in higher Education has increased significantly during the past decade. It reflects the changing nature of students’ life with students facing many competing demands in their time and requiring flexibility in learning. The aim of this study was to find out the relationship between Teaching Competency and Achievement in Physical Science Education through Blended Learning Approach. This study investigates the influence of Teaching Competency on Achievement in Physical Science Education through Blended Learning Approach. The sample of this study was 135 student teachers based on Matching Technique matching the subjects within the five points of the entry behavior test scores. The investigator used the blended learning approach in delivering multimedia content of Physical Science Education using video conference, CD ROM SIM and Printed SIM to the student teachers in colleges of Education to serve the fast growing educational needs. Thiss tudy showed that there was high positive relationship between Teaching Competency of student teachers with their Achievement in Physical Science Education through Blended Learning Approach.

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2017-07-28
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