Study Day on:

Self-efficacy and Self-concept construction in Tertiary Education

January 31th, 2020

Venue: MalekBennabiAmphitheatre

Self-efficacy is an essential parameter in one’s lifeand a source of impressive achievement for learners. In that junction, the university is reckoned as themost expedient arena for impacting students’ cognitive and psychological development in view of the array of skills and competences acquired. In fact,the nature of academic commitment recommended (oral presentation, homework, lesson preparation, and sustainable class participation) is expected to urge them progress on their own, and construct pride in their selves. Additionally, the university environment offers a wide field of social interaction that might be crucial for identity shaping. However, reality reveals a myriad of cases of learnerswho exhibit varying degrees of low self-esteem. The latter is essentially epitomized by shyness, anxiety, maladjustment, distress, lack of concentration, and pessimism.

     This psychological handicap is deeply rooted in one’s social background, yet it can be soared by teachers’ negative feedback. This constitutes, then, a serious obstacle for their academic accomplishment, and will steadily distort their personality emancipation. Luckily, various strategies can aid learners in reconstructing theirselves and evading feelings of worthlessness, namely the determination of one’s strengths and resources, goal visualization, and the development of positive self-talk. Teachers and the pedagogical staff can also contribute to the construction of self-concept. The former can bolster learners’ self-worth by dint of verbal persuasion, forced commitment to class participation,  presentations,  cooperative learning,  andgranting of grade bonus in case of positive responses. The latter may orient psychologically disabled students to tutors who will ingrain in them the potential for academic success. This operates through their induction into self-regulated learning that steadily crafts their self-efficacy development.

     The aim of this study day is to address the issue of self-efficacyand its effects on academic achievement and personality construction. It also targets the deciphering of efficient channels for the construction of one’s self-concept. Teachers and students are, therefore, welcomed to share in this forum their knowledge and experience, and enrich the debate on the issue.

Papers can tackle the following tracks:

-importance of self-efficacy

-strategies for self-concept construction

-teachers’contribution to self-concept construction

-social media and the development of self-concept

-self-worth from the standpoint of Islam

-tutorship and efficacy-beliefs

-anxiety and language performance

-students’ perceptions of self-concept

President of the Study Day

Dr.Mokhtaria Rahmani

Scientific Committee

  -Dr. Djamel Benadla

  -Dr.Hichem Guembaza

  -Dr. Hanae Berrezoug

  -Dr.Rabha Raouti

  -Dr.Nadia Ghounane

Organising Committee

-Mrs.Naima Guerroudj (president)

-Dr.Nouria Ali Rabeh

Important Dates

 -Submission of proposals: 04/01/2020

-Notification of acceptance: 11/01/2020

-Study day: 27/01/2020

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts not exceeding 250 words should be sent to rmokhta2@yahoo.fr

Accepted languages: English, French, Arabic