Effective Teaching Index of Trust School Program (TSP) based on Seven Pedagogical Pillars
Index construction on effective teaching of teachers in the Trust School Program (TSP) provides a good foundation for producing effective and competent teachers in the education field. However, the literature review revealed that index measurement in education is still lacking. The purpose of this study was to develop an effective teaching index of TSP teachers based on seven pedagogical pillars such as (a) lesson planning, content and delivery, (b) creating a positive learning environment, (c) assessment for learning, (d) collaborative and cooperative learning, (e) questioning and thinking skills, (f) differentiation and (g) professional knowledge and reflection. A quantitative study was selected and the respondents were TSP teachers in Selangor. The total of 203 respondents were selected using cluster and simple random sampling. The index was analysed by summing the scores for each domain along with their weightage. The findings revealed that the effective teaching index score for TSP is 7.96 which is on moderate level. Differentiation domain had the highest domain score of 7.86. The lowest score is 6.84 which is the assessment for learning. The findings empirically proven that TSP teachers have not been able to implement effective teaching elements based on a number of identified factors. In a nutshell, TSP holders potentially can evaluate and implement appropriate actions by focusing on elements that are difficult to be implemented by teachers that can give an impact towards TSP effective teaching.