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This study investigated the acceptance of virtual worlds as a learning space. In this study, the effect of perceived usefulness (PU), ease of use and perceived enjoyment on the behavioural intention (BI) of students to use virtual worlds, as well as the relationship among the variables were examined. The findings from this study highlight important issues related to acceptance and adoption of virtual worlds. First, the results contribute to the literature by defining virtual worlds as a mixed system with both utilitarian and hedonic value. Virtual worlds can focus on the productive use of a system to increase learning as well as the prolonged use to provide fun and enjoyment.
Updated: Jan. 24, 2017
The purpose of the study was to understand how practice in multigrade classrooms in villages located in rural areas in Turkey might influence preservice elementary teachers’ identity. The results indicated a positive change in teachers’ willingness to engage in the profession. The practicum is very important in providing preservice teachers with experience in this type of classroom, as well as in developing a set of role expectations and positive attitudes towards multigrade teaching. The results indicated that these experiences helped students to recognise new institutional roles and modify their expectations, as well as creating positive attitudes towards multigrade schooling and the realities of rural life.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2016
Quality of Preservice Physics Teachers’ Reflections in Their Teaching Portfolios and Their Perceived Reflections: Do They Intersect?
This study focused on comparison between preservice physics teachers’ quality of reflections in their teaching portfolios and their perceived reflections. Findings demonstrated that preservice physics teachers were aware of how much they could reflect their teaching profession to their portfolios. The participants realized which products reflected them better and what else they could have put into their portfolios to be more reflective. Furthermore, the participants whose portfolios needed improvement to be more reflective knew that the instructor’s evaluation about their portfolios was in the same line.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2016
Changing Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs about Using Computers for Teaching and Learning Mathematics: The Effect of Three Different Models
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of three different computer integration models on Turkish pre-service mathematics teachers’ beliefs about using computers in mathematics education. The results indicated a remarkable change in beliefs within the Exploring Mathematical Relationships with Mathematical Software (EMReMaS) and Integrated Model (IM) groups concerning computer use in teaching and learning mathematics. Another significant result is that the beliefs of the students in the IM group are statistically higher than the ones from the EMReMaS group. The author suggests that pre-service mathematics teacher education programmes should give their students opportunities to learn about mathematical software and relevant instructional technologies and opportunities to use these technologies and software to design and implement reform-based mathematics lessons.
Updated: May. 01, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate different aspects of teacher beliefs in Turkey in the case of chemistry education, including any differences existing between in-service and pre-service teachers. The results showed that both pre-service and in-service teachers in Turkey hold very traditional views when it comes to the teaching and learning of chemistry. These beliefs are characterised by high levels of teacher-centredness, a transmissionoriented understanding of learning, and a strong focus on pure subject-matter learning. On the other hand, the part of the study examining the nature of good education showed that both groups of teachers value more modern ideas when it comes to teaching and learning in general.
Updated: Mar. 02, 2016
Questioning to Scaffold: An Exploration of Questions in Pre-service Teacher Training Feedback Sessions
This study explored trainer questioning strategies which aimed to scaffold development and learning in teacher training feedback sessions. Findings include a categorisation of different question types which seemed to prompt reflection and construction of knowledge. The data also suggest that trainees need varying levels of support through different question types to better scaffold their understanding of teaching.
Updated: Dec. 22, 2015
Analysis of Relationships between Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Educational Internet Use
This study analyzes the association between teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs in educational Internet use and the perception levels of their technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK). The findings show statistically significant relationships among the knowledge domains in technology, pedagogy, content, and their intersections. The findings show all knowledge types contained in the TPACK model are significantly and strongly related to the self-efficacy beliefs in educational Internet use. The findings indicate that teachers who understand TPACK will have higher self-efficacy toward Internet use and therefore better integration habits around using the Internet. The results clearly show that better TPACK knowledge is correlated with higher self-efficacy in educational Internet use.
Updated: Aug. 05, 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine how different projects influence students’ understanding of service learning. The study revealed that different service learning experiences in three different projects provided preservice teachers with different leaning opportunities and became an important facilitator of their conceptualization of service learning. The projects placed the priority on students’ evaluations of real community needs and social problems. However, project goals have a potential to limit student thinking about community needs and social problems.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
This study aimed at identifying the overall trends in beliefs about language learning of pre-service English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in the Turkish context, thereby filling a gap in locally situated research. The findings reveal that the prospective Turkish teachers in this study hold a variety of beliefs about language learning. The findings strongly suggest that teacher education programmes should encourage prospective teachers to explore their beliefs, pay attention to any unrealistic beliefs or misconceptions they may hold, and challenge such beliefs with new information and knowledge.
Updated: May. 12, 2015
Relationships of New Teachers’ Beliefs and Instructional Practices: Comparisons Across Four Countries
This study investigates the relationship between new teachers' beliefs about instruction and teaching practices. It also discusses some possible reasons for the relationships between teacher beliefs and teacher practices within national and international contexts. To examine the relationships between new teachers’ beliefs and their instructional practices, the authors selected new teachers in four OECD countries including Hungary, Korea, Norway, and Turkey. The findings showed that the instructional practices of new teachers from the four selected countries were neither consistent nor aligned with their beliefs about instruction. One of the reasons for this result may be that new teachers’ self-reported instructional practices might differ significantly from their actual performance.
Updated: May. 05, 2015