Self-Efficacy is the belief in one’s ability to succeed in achieving a specific outcome or reaching a specific goal.
Students with high levels of self-efficacy participate more in class, work harder, persist longer, and have fewer adverse emotional reactions when encountering difficulties than students with lower self-efficacy. For a more detailed description of this competency, please click here.
Transforming Education has developed a toolkit to help educators learn more about self-efficacy. The toolkit includes a more detailed explanation of self-efficacy, video interviews of students’ relaying their own experiences related to self-efficacy, an animated introduction video, as well as a variety of strategies that teachers can use to help support students’ development of self-efficacy. To download the Self-Efficacy Toolkit, click here.