Will the touch typing practice also help improve self-efficacy?
Yes it does. Self-efficacy builds confidence in a developing skill. Albert Bandura, a Canadian-American psychologist, showed the key influences on a learner’s changing beliefs about their abilities: a sense of mastery from the experience of performing the task, watching others perform the task and learning from models, encouragement (and discouragement) from external sources, especially those significant to the learner, and emotional and physical feelings during the task.
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The fabulous thing about self-teach programs like Typesy is that you, as a user, are put in charge of your own progress. Typesy is designed to adjust to your skill level and speed of improvement, so the only thing dictating how fast you improve is YOU!
This is great because if you truly commit yourself to the time needed to master touch typing, the rewarding feeling of achievement is sure to improve your self-efficacy. If you tell yourself you can do it, when you reach your goal, this will serve as proof to yourself that you can achieve anything you put your mind to.
Good luck and keep up the hard work! You’ll have to come back and post to keep us updated on your improvement!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)