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Research Paper | Education Management | Lebanon | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019
Development of an Observation Grid to Evaluate Pre-service Teachers? Competences during the Practice Teaching Sessions at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Education
Hanadi Chatila  | Iman Abou Ali | Hiba Naccache | Mariam Raad
Abstract: Research in teaching education programs has focused on competence development and evaluation. This study aims to develop and validate an observation grid to measure pre-service teachers’ acquisition and practice of competences during the training sessions. A grid consisting of a demographic introduction and a three-scale questionnaire, along with a comment and feedback section, was constructed on the basis of an adapted Perennoud (2001) competences framework and following Chatila and Abou Ali’s (2016) reflective practice model. A cross-sectional study was conducted in order to validate the three-scale questionnaire. Content validity was assessed by means of Lawshe’s method; factor analysis was used to assess construct validity; and Cronbach’s was employed to test internal consistency. In addition, a bivariate study and a comparison of means were also conducted in order to ensure the validity of the factors extracted. A sample of 133 pre-service teachers at the faculty participated in the validation study. The findings show the development of a psychometrically reliable tool with high construct, content, internal and external validity to measure the pre-service teachers’ competency development and practice over the practice courses. The grid can also be used to evaluate the teacher education program and monitor the progress of practice teaching.
Keywords: Observation grid, competences, pre-service teachers, evaluation, practicum course
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,
Pages: 1629 - 1637