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Prospective Teachers’ Views on the Use of Calculators with Computer Algebra System in Algebra Instruction
This study aimed to investigate the views of prospective teachers on the use of advanced calculators with Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in algebra instruction. Participants in this study were secondary prospective mathematics teachers at a university in Ankara, Turkey. The students in this study had no prior experience with CAS. An open-ended questionnaire and group interviews revealed prospective teachers’ views and beliefs about when and why they prefer three possible uses of CAS— black box, white box, or Symbolic Math Guide (SMG).
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
The main goal of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' use of reading strategies in their own readings. In addition, pre-service teachers' use of these strategies in their future teaching practices was also investigated. The subjects for this study were 505 pre-service teachers enrolled in one of the major universities in Ankara. The results of the study revealed that pre-service teachers employed 28 out of 38 reading strategies most of the time.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This study was conducted to reveal teachers' views of the effectiveness of the INSET courses they attended on the new curriculum and to evaluate the courses based on the teachers' views and the effective INSET characteristics reported in the literature.The participants were 20 primary and 18 secondary school teachers. According to the findings, the INSET courses were found to be ineffective, mainly in terms of the quality of the instructors, teaching methods employed, duration of the courses and support after training. The authors conclude with suggestions to conduct effective INSET courses.
Updated: Jul. 25, 2010
This study investigated the metaphorical images that prospective teachers in Turkey formulated to describe learners. Altogether 98 well-articulated metaphorical images were identified and 12 conceptual themes were developed. Significant associations were detected between teacher trainees' gender, programme type and status in programme, and the 12 conceptual themes.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
Social Studies Teacher Candidates' Views on the Controversial Issues Incorporated into their Courses in Turkey
The purpose of this study was to ascertain social studies teacher candidates' views on the controversial issues involved in their courses in Turkey. The study was based on semi-structured interviews with 15 teacher candidates. It was found that controversial issues were not sufficiently included in teacher candidates' courses and that teacher candidates have difficulty in discussing critical issues in class.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
Transformative Learning-Based Mentoring for Professional Development of Teacher Educators in Information and Communication Technologies: An Approach for an Emerging Country
The purpose of the present study is to suggest a structure of one-to-one mentoring based on the transformative learning theory in order to meet professional development in ICT. In the scope of this study, in order to meet professional development in ICT in Turkey, the characteristics and the functioning of the structure of one-to-one mentoring based on the transformative learning theory are explained. Finally, the present study puts forward some suggestions regarding the application of the structure and mentions the contributions of the structure to professional development in ICT.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2010
The main objective of this study was to investigate the differences between pre-service English teachers' self-efficacy beliefs with the instructors' views of the teaching competence of these pre-service teachers. Thirty-nine Turkish student teachers and five Turkish female instructors participated in the study. The results of the research indicated that the student teachers' self-efficacy judgments were higher than the instructors' judgments for the student teachers' teaching competence.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
The Internet has become one of the most common instructional tools because of recent developments in telecommunications and Internet technology. Accordingly, educators increasingly support the use of the Internet in the social studies classroom. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service elementary teachers' beliefs about the use of the Internet in the social studies classroom.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2009
Educational Technology Standards Scale (ETSS): A Study of Reliability and Validity for Turkish Preservice Teachers
The purpose of this study is to develop a scale, the Educational Technology Standards Scale (ETSS), to determine how effectively and appropriately preservice teachers use educational technologies. 460 seniorclass preservice teachers (189 male and 271 female) from six departments in the Education Faculty of Selçuk University in Turkey participated in this scale-development study in the academic year of 2005–2006. Analysis of the findings reveals that the scale (at the national level) helps universities in Turkey evaluate themselves for their education about educational technologies.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of active learning on preservice teachers’ dignity, energy, self-management, community, and awareness (DESCA) abilities, attitudes toward teaching as well as attitudes toward science. The data for the study were obtained from 77 elementary school preservice teachers from two classes conducted by the same instructor in a public university located in Turkey. .
Updated: May. 13, 2009