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Sahin-Taskin, Cigdem – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
A constructivist approach has been adopted in Turkey as a result of the primary curriculum that was implemented in the 2005-2006 academic year. This approach, which emphasizes students' activeness in the learning process and the importance of alternative assessment approaches, is changing perceptions of learning. It has therefore become necessary…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Self Efficacy, Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Eret-Orhan, Esra; Ok, Ahmet; Capa-Aydin, Yesim – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
The study aimed to assess the adequacy of pre-service teacher education in Turkey as perceived by preservice teachers. Specifically, the researchers investigated preservice teachers' perceptions of the adequateness of their education in terms of developing teaching skills and the major components of teacher education. The factors affecting their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Eren, Altay – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This study examined whether prospective teachers' teaching-specific hopes significantly predicted their sense of personal responsibility. A total of 503 prospective teachers voluntarily participated in the study. Correlation and structural equation modelling analyses were conducted to examine the links between prospective teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Responsibility, Correlation, Structural Equation Models
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Cengiz, Cevdet – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The purpose of this intervention has been to improve pre-service physical education teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK or TPACK), Technology Integrated Self-Efficacy (TISE), and Instructional Technology Outcome Expectations (ITOE). A pre-/post-test design without a control group was used in the study. Participants were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Sancar Tokmak, Hatice – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This qualitative case study aimed to investigate Early Childhood Education (ECE) pre-service teachers' perception of development in their technological, pedagogical, content knowledge (TPACK) after designing educational computer games for young children. Participants included 21 ECE pre-service teachers enrolled in the course Instructional…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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Aydeniz, Mehmet; Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to report on the challenges we faced in designing an instrument aimed at measuring pre-service science teachers' topic-specific pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). After the instrument was conceptualised and developed, it was administered to 30 pre-service chemistry teachers. The findings suggest that the instrument…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Chemistry, Science Teachers
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Kilinc, Ahmet; Watt, Helen M. G.; Richardson, Paul W. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2012
Why choose to become a teacher in Turkey? The authors examined motivations and perceptions among preservice teachers (N = 1577) encompassing early childhood, primary and secondary education. The Factors Influencing Teaching Choice (FIT-Choice) instrument was translated into Turkish and its construct validity and reliability assessed. Altruistic…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Economic Development, Preservice Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
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Kirkgoz, Yasemin – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This paper describes how Turkish teachers of English in state primary education approach the implementation of a Communicative-Oriented Curriculum innovation and factors that impact on teachers' classroom practices. Using multidimensional research procedures, including a questionnaire, observations and teacher interviews, a picture has been…
Descriptors: Class Size, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Uygun, Selcuk – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This study discusses the impact of John Dewey (1859-1952) on Turkey's teacher education system. In so doing, it heavily relies on the commissioned report "The Report and Recommendation on Turkish Education" prepared by Dewey in 1924. This paper documents Dewey's ideas about teacher education in Turkey and analyses their take up in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Intellectual History
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Artut, Perihan Dinc; Tarim, Kamuran – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
Jigsaw is a well-known and frequently used technique in cooperative learning. As part of ongoing studies to develop the technique, this research concentrates on exploring its use with prospective elementary school teachers (PTs). In order to establish PTs' views regarding Jigsaw and its effectiveness on their academic success, a proficiency test…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Experimental Groups, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education