A1 Journal article (refereed)
Examining the relationships between teacher self-efficacy, professional learning community, and experiential learning in Japan (2023)


Yada, T., Yada, A., Choshi, D., Sakata, T., Wakimoto, T., & Nakada, M. (2023). Examining the relationships between teacher self-efficacy, professional learning community, and experiential learning in Japan. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 34(1), 130-149. https://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2022.2136211


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Publication details

All authors or editorsYada, Takumi; Yada, Akie; Choshi, Daisuke; Sakata, Tetsuhito; Wakimoto, Takehiro; Nakada, Masahiro

Journal or seriesSchool Effectiveness and School Improvement

ISSN0924-3453

eISSN1744-5124

Publication year2023

Publication date20/10/2022

Volume34

Issue number1

Pages range130-149

PublisherRoutledge

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1080/09243453.2022.2136211

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83958


Abstract

This study investigated the relationships between professional learning communities (PLCs), teacher self-efficacy, and experiential learning. A conceptual model that connects PLC components, including shared vision, interactive reflection, and collegiality, to teacher self-efficacy was proposed, as mediated by experiential learning. The data comprised 3,604 teachers from 204 primary schools and 787 teachers from 90 lower secondary schools in Japan. First, a multigroup confirmatory factor analysis confirmed that the same constructs of PLC, teacher self-efficacy, and experiential learning were measured at different school levels. Second, multigroup structural equation modelling revealed that some PLC components were related to teacher self-efficacy at different school levels. Moreover, experiential learning mediated the relationship between some PLC components and teacher self-efficacy at different school levels. The theoretical and practical implications are discussed based on the results of the study.


Keywordsself-efficacyexperiential learningcompetence developmentcollaborative learningprofessional developmentcolleaguesteachersteacherhoodlearning environment

Free keywords professional learning community; teacher self-efficacy; experiential learning; Japan


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

JUFO rating2


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