2018 Volume 26 Issue 3 Pages 217-228
The quality of teaching has become a serious issue. However, factors affecting quality of teaching have not been investigated in detail. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between learning motivation for subject instruction and perception of teaching skill and learning time in a half-year short-term longitudinal study with novice teachers (n=128). The results showed that (a) perception of teaching skill was positively affected by orientation toward children and skill orientation, (b) learning time during a workday was positively affected by orientation toward children, (c) learning time during a holiday was positively affected by skill orientation and intrinsic motivation, (d) indifference was positively and skill orientation was negatively affected by perception of teaching skill, and (e) sense of duty was negatively affected by learning time during a holiday. This study indicated that believing in the significance of learning and learning for children would be good motivation for teachers.