Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on New Media Development and Modernized Education, NMDME 2023, October 13–15, 2023, Xi’an, China

Research Article

Preschool Teachers’ Beliefs Concerning Their Performance of Teaching by Using Picture Books

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-10-2023.2341324,
        author={Qiming  Xia and Joanna  Tan Tjin Ai},
        title={Preschool Teachers’ Beliefs Concerning Their Performance of Teaching by Using Picture Books},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on New Media Development and Modernized Education, NMDME 2023, October 13--15, 2023, Xi’an, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={NMDME},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={preschool education picture books beliefs teaching performance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-10-2023.2341324}
    }
    
  • Qiming Xia
    Joanna Tan Tjin Ai
    Year: 2024
    Preschool Teachers’ Beliefs Concerning Their Performance of Teaching by Using Picture Books
    NMDME
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-10-2023.2341324
Qiming Xia1, Joanna Tan Tjin Ai1,*
  • 1: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
*Contact email: tanta@utar.edu.my

Abstract

Many preschool teachers have discussed the conundrum that follows utilizing picture books for teaching, which is the poor quality of teaching effectiveness, and the need for support is extensive. Despite numerous research providing remedies, it appears that the problem has not been fully resolved. The aim of this study is to find out the latent reasons of this phenomenon. This study interviewed teachers’ beliefs of their performance about using picture books to teach. 9 preschool teachers participated. The findings demonstrated that teachers’ lack of confidence led them to assume that they were failing miserably while using picture books to teach. Additionally, teachers’ beliefs on using picture books in teaching are greatly influenced by the appraisal of a high-quality teaching. Based on the interviews, preschool teachers’ beliefs about teaching using picture book also be indecisive due to external feedback.