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Kiliç, Çigdem – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study examined pre-service primary school teachers' performance in posing problems that require knowledge of problem-solving strategies. Quantitative and qualitative methods were combined. The 120 participants were asked to pose a problem that could be solved by using the find-a-pattern a particular problem-solving strategy. After that,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum
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Koran, Nihan; Avci, Neslihan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigates the behaviours of pre-school teachers working with children aged between 4 and 6 years with regard to their right to participate in classroom activities. In this context, pre-school teacher's negative or positive applications regarding children's participation rights were revealed. Furthermore, preschool teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Participation
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Serdar Tülüce, Hande; Çeçen, Sevdeger – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to explore the role of school-based practicum in promoting pre-service English language teachers' professional development through the use of a longitudinal design in combination with qualitative methods. To achieve this aim, pre-service teachers were asked to successively reflect on video-recordings of their micro-lessons in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Eryilmaz, Ali; Aypay, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to describe the motivational factors of pre-service teachers' school-based learning. The study group comprised of 99 pre-service teachers in Eskisehir, Turkey. 53 of them (19 males and 34 females) were history teachers; and 46 of them (25 males and 22 females) were mathematics pre-service teachers. Data was collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Learning Motivation
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Tülüce, Hande Serdar – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This case study explored the implementation of the case story method in practicum from the perspective of pre-service English language teachers. Twenty-one senior pre-service teachers were engaged in writing case stories based on their practicum observations and reflecting on those case stories collaboratively. The data obtained from the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Practicums
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Dilmac, Oguz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect that using active learning techniques during museum and gallery visits has on teacher candidates' academic success rates in and attitudes toward their Visual Arts Course. In this study, the importance and requirement of education to take place in museums and art galleries is emphasized. The…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Museums, Preservice Teachers
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Demircioglu, Tuba; Ucar, Sedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of argument-driven inquiry (ADI) based laboratory instruction on the academic achievement, argumentativeness, science process skills, and argumentation levels of pre-service science teachers in the General Physics Laboratory III class. The study was conducted with 79 pre-service science teachers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Laboratories
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Güven Yildirim, Ezgi – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aimed to collect the opinions of science teacher candidates on scientists, the teaching profession, and the keys to success in the profession by having them watch a movie called "3 Idiots," which is recommended by the Ministry of Education. This study was designed as phenomenological research. Participants were selected by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Basbay, Alper – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Multicultural education includes the design of learning environments according to different cultural characteristics and learners' respectful attitudes towards these characteristics. One of the teachers' expected competencies in multicultural education is recognizing learners' cultural characteristics and being respectful of these during the…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Investigations, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study is to establish expectations of 5th grade students from Marmara University's Department of Geography Teaching on geographical field study in Western Anatolia. For this reason, a field study trip was organized to Western Anatolia. A survey, which was consisted of open-ended questions, was prepared by experts and it was…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Human Geography, Grade 5, Geography Instruction
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Bozdogan, Aykut Emre – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study is to explain how planning educational trips out of school environments for training purposes should be as well as to determine the opinions and the practices of prospective science teachers. The study that lasted for two years was carried out in parallel with the elective course "Science Education in Informal Learning…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Qualitative Research, Science Teachers, Semi Structured Interviews
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Sarac, Cemal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this study, it was aimed to determine the views on the contributions provided for the prospective teachers with the course of Applied Social Activities suggested to be in the undergraduate program of the Turkish Language and Literature Teaching. A qualitative research method was used in order to evaluate the views of prospective teachers about…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Qualitative Research, Social Sciences
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Unver, Gulsen; Bumen, Nilay T.; Basbay, Makbule – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The purpose of this case study is to examine the effectiveness of a Secondary Teacher Education Graduate Program. We collected qualitative data through interviews with two graduate school directors, five department heads, 58 faculty members and five students at Ege University. We conducted a descriptive analysis technique on the data. According to…
Descriptors: Motivation, Program Effectiveness, College Faculty, Department Heads
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Inan, Hatice Zeynep – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
One of the requirements of the twenty-first century is raising a child who is an explorer and who can solve problems rather than being able to memorize facts. One of the indispensible foundations of exploring and problem-solving is having scientific process skills and being able to use them effectively. In order to raise little scientists with a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Science Process Skills, Grade 4, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Yanpar Yelken, Tugba – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
The purpose of this study is to establish a vision to improve teacher education standards by way of examining the views of prospective teachers from Turkey, Germany, and Denmark. The study was carried out in three countries during the 2007-2008 academic year. The qualitative results of the research were obtained through studying the views of 150…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development