Web 2.0 in Secondary Science Instruction: Assessing Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Integration Level and the Relationship between Them

  • Ling Mee Choo Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Abstract

Affordances of Web 2.0 applications in line with 21st century skills demonstrate the potential of Web 2.0 as a relevant learning platform. This study aims to examine the level of teachers’ self-efficacy and the degree of Web 2.0 integration in secondary Science instruction. The objectives of the study are to: (1) Identify the level of teachers’ self-efficacy and Web 2.0 integration level in secondary Science instruction; and (2) Review the relationship between teachers’ self-efficacy and Web 2.0 integration in teaching. This study is based on a quantitative approach using questionnaires. Study sample consisted of 108 secondary school science teachers from nine schools in Miri, Sarawak who were selected using cluster random sampling technique. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation. Findings showed that teachers’ self-efficacy level was moderate (M = 3.23, SD = 0.60) while the integration level of Web 2.0 tools in secondary school Science instruction was low (M = 2.30, SD = 0.71). Furthermore, study found a strong significant positive correlation, r (106) = 0.62, p <.001 between teachers’ self-efficacy and Web 2.0 integration level. In conclusion, the level of teachers’ self-efficacy and integration of Web 2.0 in Science education can be further enhanced. Therefore, this study proposes effective in-service training for teachers to use digital tools in teaching and learning process.
Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
MEE CHOO, Ling. Web 2.0 in Secondary Science Instruction: Assessing Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Integration Level and the Relationship between Them. Learning Science and Mathematics, [S.l.], v. 15, n. December, p. 84 to 101, dec. 2020. ISSN 2637-0832. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/lsm/article/view/9455>. Date accessed: 02 mar. 2021.