Teacher Education Students’ Concepts of Success Revealed through Photovoice
1Niño Wilkins E. Belino, 2Jae Ann M. Caringal, 3Maybelyn E. Delos Reyes, 4John Daniel Escuadra, 5John Benedict S. Odeña, 6Amiel A. Abacan
Batangas State University, College of Teacher Education
Batangas City, Philippines
This study aimed to determine Teacher Education students’ concept of success. A qualitative research design was used in this study. Correspondingly, photovoice method was also used as the approach of the researchers to have a detailed analysis regarding the subject under study. Oral and written interviews were also conducted to gather more responses from the participants. The research participants were 40 first-year College of Teacher Education students who selected through purposive sampling. The study revealed that Teacher Education students have different concepts of success, including satisfaction, contentment, faith, development, and the idea of overcoming challengers. Participants identified a number of factors that may hinder their success, including a lack of time management, lack of confidence, financial problems, and peer influence. Furthermore, faith and passion were the most essential values for success. The recommended career success strategies can also be integrated to assist students in achieving their goals and pave the way for their success.
Keywords: Success, Photovoice, Teacher Education Students, Values