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Boz-Yaman, Burçak; Yigit Koyunkaya, Melike – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
Learning and teaching function transformation has a significant place since it provides new opportunities for learners to use, reflect and discover knowledge related to the concept of function. This study's main goals related to the importance of learning function transformation are to examine pre-service mathematics teachers' (PMTs) mental…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Transformations (Mathematics)
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Kasimatis, Katerina; Moutsios-Rentzos, Andreas; Rozou, Varvara; Matzakos, Nikolaos – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In this quantitative study, we investigate the relationship between the conceptions of first-year Engineering Education students about the role of mathematics in their studies and career, as well as the links of their conceptions with their approaches to study. The data analysis revealed that the students view mathematics as being about…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Engineering Education, Role
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Kula Ünver, Semiha – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The purpose of this study is to introduce the indicators of the Knowledge Quartet based on the literature on subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, and to emphasize its importance. Knowledge quartet consists of four units named foundation, transformation, connection and contingency. In this study, indicators of the each unit…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Baltaci, Serdal – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In this study, it is expected that the GeoGebra contributes to the declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge, conditional knowledge, planning, monitoring, evaluation, debugging, and information management sub-dimensions of the metacognitive awareness. In this study, an experimental research technique, which was based on the pre- and post-tests…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preservice Teachers, Pretests Posttests, Scores
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Yildirim, Gürkan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The aim of this study is to present opinions of undergraduate students towards Flipped Classroom (FC) practices and to determine their different aspects then traditional learning approaches. The case study approach is preferred to conduct the study. In this context, 34 volunteered students were included in the study group by purposive sampling…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Homework
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Marchis, Iuliana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
Spatial abilities are used in many aspects of everyday life, thus developing these abilities should be one of the most important goal of Mathematics Education. These abilities should be developed starting with early school years, thus pre-school and primary school teachers have an important role in setting the foundation of these abilities. A…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Spatial Ability, Mathematics Education
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Horzum, Tugba; Ünlü, Melihan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine the views of pre-service Mathematics teachers' (PMTs) about GeoGebra and its use after being exposed to GeoGebra activities designing processes. This is a case study which was conducted with 36 PMTs. Three open-ended questions were used, after the completion of the 14-week process of GeoGebra training and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Yazgan-Sag, Gönül; Emre-Akdogan, Elçin; Argün, Ziya – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2016
The aim of our study was to examine prospective secondary mathematics teachers' reflections about teaching after their first teaching experience. We carried out five interviews during the two semesters with four Turkish prospective secondary mathematics teachers. The data analysis suggests that prospective secondary mathematics teachers'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reflection
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Göçer, Ali – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2016
Purpose of study is to ascertain the effectiveness of micro-teaching, a training technique used to help student teachers establish a strong pedagogical background. Student teachers were required to give classroom-lessons in a natural school environment, to enable them to convert their knowledge into respective skills. Accordingly, within the scope…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Microteaching, Feedback (Response)
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Savas Basturk; Tastepe, Mehtap – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
The purpose of the study was to examine primary pre-service teachers' difficulties of the teaching of mathematics with micro-teaching method. The participants of the study were 15 third grade pre-service teachers from the department of primary education in the faculty of education. In this grade which includes four sections, there were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Microteaching, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Rumanová, Lucia; Smiešková, Edita – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2015
In this paper we focus on creativity needed for geometric tasks designing, visualization of geometric problems and use of ICT. We present some examples of various problems related to tessellations. Altogether 21 students--pre-service teachers participated in our activity within a geometry course at CPU in Nitra, Slovakia. Our attempt was to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Geometric Concepts
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Ciobanu, Alina; Ostafe, Livia – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
Student satisfaction is widely recognized as an indicator of the quality of students' learning and teaching experience. This study aims to highlight how satisfied students (from the primary and preschool pedagogy specialization within the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, who are studying to become future kindergarten and primary…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Experience, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Kuzle, Ana – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
In this paper, I report on preservice teachers' reflections and perceptions on their problem-solving process in a technological context. The purpose of the study was to investigate how preservice teachers experience working individually in a dynamic geometry environment and how these experiences affect their own mathematical activity when…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving, Geometry
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Tulbure, Cristina – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
Within this paper, we are focusing on the relationships between teaching strategies, learning styles, and the students' academic achievement in higher education. The main objective of this study is to compare three groups of pre-service teachers having different majors (i.e., Educational Sciences, Economic Sciences, and Foreign Languages) in order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods