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This research study explored student teachers’ perceptions of rural teaching from a qualitative research paradigm. The findings revealed that the participants failed to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the uniqueness and consequences of teaching in a rural area. For some of the participants, the rural teaching offered a unique opportunity for the realization of an idealistic mission for their country. However, other participants were particularly fearful of adjusting to an unfamiliar rural context.
Updated: Sep. 08, 2014
Investigating the Development of Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Generalising Number Patterns through School Practicum
This case study was conducted to explore the development of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) through a school practicum course. The case study also examined how observation of number pattern lessons in schools and discussions of these observation contribute to prospective teachers’ PCK. The participants of the study were three female prospective elementary mathematics teachers, who enrolled in a 4-year teacher training programme in a university in I˙zmir, Turkey. With regard to the issue of effectiveness of the activities in the SP course, it can be concluded that observations in real classroom settings and discussions of these observations in the SP course resulted in an improvement of the prospective teachers’ PCK.
Updated: Jun. 22, 2014
This study explored the development of preservice chemistry teachers’ reflective skills as they were involved in web-based portfolio construction as part of their teaching practicum course. The authors proposed a set of reflection-based tasks to enrich preservice science teachers’ internship experiences.The findings showed that the participants demonstrated high- and low-level reflective skills in each reflection task. Moreover, the authors identified a statistically significant increase in the frequency of high-level indicators from the first to the second reflection task. In addition, the participants perceived the web-based portfolios as tools that allowed easy access and the development of better portfolio artifacts.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
The purpose of this study is to disclose the types and content of dilemmas teacher educators in Turkey faced with as well as the strategies they used to cope with them. Additionally, the findings were compared with datasets from Israel and The Netherlands in order to make cross-cultural comparisons. The findings indicate that teacher educators are concerned with improving their pedagogy and professionalism in teaching for teaching, with a prime concern for being an initiator of learning. The comparison of the findings reveals that the theory–practice-related dilemmas are among the most prominent across contexts. Furthermore, the comparison's findings reveal that while Israeli and Dutch educators express a preference for the involvement of their students as a strategy to cope with their dilemmas, Turkish educators seem to be coping with them either on their own or by seeking advice from their colleagues.
Updated: Feb. 18, 2014
Scientific Evidence as Content Knowledge: A Replication Study with English and Turkish Pre-service Primary Teachers
The current research reports a replication study in Turkey of an intervention originally carried out with pre-service primary teachers in England. The cohorts had different characteristics; in particular, their overall ability, their confidence in science and how they had been taught science at school were different. Following teaching both cohorts had increased their understanding of scientific evidence, and improved their ability to conduct an open-ended investigation.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
Incorporating Critical Thinking in the Pedagogical Content of a Teacher Education Programme: Does It Make A Difference?
This study assesses the effects of a critical thinking-based pedagogical course on student teachers’ content knowledge and CT disposition. Although the students who were exposed to CT-based instruction showed better progress in both academic achievement and CT disposition than in traditional instruction, this result was not statistically significant according to the Mixed Factorial ANOVA and ANCOVA results.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
This study was aimed to identify the inter-relationships among internal factors and external factors that might affect pre-service teachers’ use of ICT. The participants were 1898 pre-service teachers in 18 different Turkish universities. The results indicate that pre-service teachers might have difficulty with integrating technology into the teaching and learning process. This study revealed that Turkish pre-service teachers used basic ICT applications. The pre-service teachers also reported that their knowledge level about advanced ICT applications was low.
Updated: Feb. 25, 2013
Turkish Preservice Science Teachers’ Informal Reasoning Regarding Socioscientific Issues and the Factors Influencing Their Informal Reasoning
In this study, the authors explore Turkish preservice science teachers’ informal reasoning regarding socioscientific issues and the factors influencing their informal reasoning. The authors found that the factors influencing informal reasoning were: personal experiences, social considerations, moral-ethical considerations, and technological concerns.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2013
This study aimed to examine the differences in attitudes of teacher candidates before and after their short-term teaching experience with very young learners (VYL) of English. The findings suggest that the attitudes of teacher candidates changed substantially after their practice teaching experiences. Other findings suggest that a colorful atmosphere in the classroom and a variety of activities attract students' interest and help create a more successful learning environment.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
This study aimed to examine how national curriculum, school, and classroom contexts in Turkey influenced beginning teachers’ learning to teach when they did not have any support. The findings reveal that teachers’ classroom practice was influenced by national curriculum requirements, lack of collegial support at schools, and students’ mixed knowledge levels in the classrooms due to the complex relationship between the three contexts.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2012