• Yayu Heryatun UIN Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten
  • Emeliya Sukma Dara Damanik UIN Sumatera Utara
Keywords: Pre-service English Teachers, Teachers’ Belief, Teaching Practicum


This study investigated the changing belief of pre-service English teachers during they did teaching practicum. It was one of subjects in teacher education programs. Belief of pre-service English teachers played significant role as it could influence their classroom practices and teaching outcomes. The methodology of research used in this study was qualitative case study. It involved twenty pre-service English teachers from English Department. They were put in twelve schools which located in four towns in Banten Province. This study employed questionnaire and reflective journal as instruments for collecting data.  The questionnaire itself was distributed before and after teaching practicum, while reflective journal was filled by twenty pre-service English teachers during teaching practicum.The results of this study revealed that the changing of teachers’ belief varied among participants. The changing belief  of pre-service English  teachers covered three themes, which consists of (1) learners (2) learning and (3) teaching, before and after they did teaching practicum. Dealing with the first theme, changing belief on learners, pre-service English teachers experienced more on their emotion specifically on their confident as well as patient. In addition, the second theme, changing belief on learning, it occurred more on pre-service English teachers’ awareness that the classroom reality helped them to test their knowledge and it made them more aware of their personal beliefs about learning. Moreover, the last theme, changing belief on teaching, it took place when pre-service teachers had been exposed to teaching English in real contexts EFL classroom.


Alkhateeb, M. (2019). Teachers’ Beliefs about the Nature, Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and Sources of these Belief. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 18(11), 330.

Allosopp, D. H. et. a. (2006). Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice: Connecting Courses with Field Experiences. Teacher Education Quarterly, 22.

Altan, M. Z. (2006). Beliefs about language learning of foreign language-major university students. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 31(2), 45–52.

Berger, J.-L., Girardet, C., Vaudroz, C. &, & Crahay, M. (2018). Teaching Experience, Teachers’ Beliefs, and Self-Reported Classroom Management Practices: A Coherent Network. SAGE JOURNALS.

Best, M. (2017). Transforming Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs and Understandings about Design and Technologies. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42(17).

Chaaban, Youmen, Du, Xiangyun & Cherif, M. E.-. (2019). Influence of the Practicum Experience on Student Teachers’ Beliefs about their Role in EFL Classrooms. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 18(9), 79.

Chapman, O. (2008). Self-Study in Mathematics Teacher Education. (,

Debreli, E. (2016). Pre-service Teachers’ Belief Change and Practical Knowledge Development during the Course of Practicum. Journal of Education and Training Studies, 4(7).


Elooma, M. (2017). Pre-service Teachers’ Belief, Preconception and Concerns about Teacher’s Work. Jyvaskyla University.

Farrel and Bennis. (2013). Reflecting on ESL Teacher Beliefs and Classroom Practices: A Case Study. SAGE JOURNALS.

Farrell, Thomas S.C & Yang, D. (2019). Exploring an EAP Teacher’s Beliefs and Practices in Teaching L2 Speaking: A Case Study. RELC Journal, 50(1), 105.

Florez, Sergio Andrés Suárez & Basto, E. A. (2017). Identifying Pre-Service Teachers’ Beliefs About Teaching EFL and Their Potential Changes. Teachers’ Professional Development, 19(2).

Gilakjani, A. P. &, & Sabouri, & N. B. (2017). Teachers’ Beliefs in English Language Teaching and Learning: A Review of the Literature. English Language Teaching, 10(4), 78.

Karim, Abdul, Reshmin, Liza., Kabilan, Muhammad Kamarun., Shahed, Hasan Fahim & Rahman, M. M. (2020). Understanding EFL Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices in EFL Classrooms: A Phenomenological Approach to the Impact of Teacher Education Program in Bangladesh. The Qualitative Report, 25(10).

Kumaravadivelu. (2013). Language Teacher Education for Global Society: A Modular Model for Knowing, Analyzing, Recognizing, Doing and Seeing. The Electronic Journal For English as a Second LAnguage, 16(4), 1.

Larenas, H. N. (2015). A Case Study on EFL Teachers’ Beliefs About the Teaching and Learning of English in Public Education. 23. Claudio Diaz.pdf

Lavigne, A. L. (2014). Beginning Teacher who Stay: Belief about Student. Teaching and Teacher Education, 39, 31–43.

M.Valcke,G.Sang, I. R. & R. H. (2010). Taking Prospective Teachers’ Beliefs into Account in Teacher Education. Elsevier. Bibliography Further Reading Vitae Figures (1) Figure 1. Beliefs in relation to motivational variables and processes International Encyclopedia of Education International Encyclopedia of Education (Third Edition) 2010, Pages 622-628 International Encyclopedia of Education Taking Prospective Teachers’ Beliefs into Account in Teacher Education Author links open overlay panelM.ValckeG.SangI.RotsR.Hermans

Mattheoudakis, M. (2007). Tracking changes in pre-service EFL teacher beliefs in Greece: A longitudinal study. Teaching and Teacher Education, 23(8), 1272–1288.

Maxwell, J. (1996). Qualitative Research Design : An Interactive Approach. Sage.

Nurhabibah, Annisa, Maman, Suryaman & Utami, P. P. (2020). ANALYSIS OF TEACHERS’ BELIEFS ON TEACHER TALK IN AN EFL CLASSROOM. English Ideas: Journal of English Language Education, 1(1), 1.

Othman, J. &, & Kiely, R. (2016). PRESERVICE TEACHERS’ BELIEFS AND PRACTICES IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 6(1), 50.

Phillips, S., & Borg, S. (2009). Exploring Tensions between Teachers’ Grammar Teaching Beliefs and Practices. Syst, 37(3), 380–390.

Raikhapoor. (2019). Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices on Teaching Grammar. 1st International Conference on Education, Society, Economy, Humanity and Environment (ICESHE 2019), 65. 6

Setyaningrum, T. (2018). Teachers’ Beliefs about Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) and the Implementation in Classroom Practices. Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora, 6(4).

Wang, L. (2016). Teachers’ Beliefs and Their Belief Change in an Intercultural Context: CFL Teachers in Denmark. Aalborg Universitet, Denmark.

Article Metrics
Abstract views: 113
pdf downloads: 97
How to Cite
Heryatun, Y., & Sukma Dara Damanik, E. (2021). CHANGING BELIEF OF PRE-SERVICE ENGLISH TEACHERS DURING TEACHING PRACTICUM. Getsempena English Education Journal , 8(1), 65-80.