Educational Research for Policy and Practice

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 67–77 | Cite as

The roles of teacher efficacy in instructional innovation: its predictive relations to constructivist and didactic instruction

  • Youyan NieEmail author
  • Gim Hoon Tan
  • Albert Kienfie Liau
  • Shun Lau
  • Bee Leng Chua


Constructivist instruction has been implemented in the current instructional innovation in Singapore. Large scale survey study was conducted to examine the roles of teacher efficacy in implementing the innovative constructivist instruction. The results showed that the positive correlation between teacher efficacy and constructivist instruction was stronger than the correlation between teacher efficacy and didactic instruction. The study suggests that policy makers and school leaders should try to improve teacher’s efficacy beliefs so that innovative instruction could be effectively implemented by school teachers.


Teacher efficacy Constructivist instruction Didactic instruction Instructional innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Youyan Nie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gim Hoon Tan
    • 2
  • Albert Kienfie Liau
    • 1
  • Shun Lau
    • 3
  • Bee Leng Chua
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychological Studies Academic Group, National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Huamin Primary SchoolSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyThe University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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