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Çakir, Nevin Kozcu; Guven, Gökhan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The present study aims to investigate the predictive effects of metacognitive awareness of prospective primary school teachers and their motivation to learn science subjects on their academic achievement in the 'Science and Technology Laboratory Applications' course. A total of 108 (72 females, 36 males) prospective primary school teachers…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Elementary School Students
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Karakas, Hamdi – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to determine the metaphors that the candidate teachers develop about the nuclear power plants in a socio-scientific issues-based environmental education class and the justification of these metaphors. The study was constructed on the basis of a qualitative research model and phenomenological (phenomenology) pattern was…
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Figurative Language, Preservice Teachers, Environmental Education
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Taskin, Çigdem Sahin – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
Considerable research emphasized that pre-service teachers enter teacher education programs with beliefs about teaching and learning and relate their beliefs to the experiences they gained through their previous studies. Then, their pre-existed beliefs have been shaped through the teacher education. Therefore, understanding pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Isler, Nergiz Kardas; Dedeoglu, Hakan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
This study aims to analyze preservice teachers' opinions about children books through a literature circle (LC) approach in multicultural learning environments. The data of the present study were collected from the children literature course offered for preservice classroom teachers during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 spring semesters at Hacettepe…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Preservice Teacher Education, Group Discussion, Student Attitudes
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Güler, Bekir; Sahin, Mehmet – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of inquiry-based experiments on pre-service science teachers' science process skills. The study group consisted of 60 pre-service teachers in total, enrolled in the undergraduate program of Science Teacher Education, Faculty of Education at a state university. The study which used randomized…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Science Experiments, Science Instruction
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Kahramanoglu, Recep – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to analyze the change in the affective characteristics (attitudes, interests and self-efficacy beliefs) and communication skills of prospective teachers, and to question what these changes are, how they happened and the reason behind them. This study has been designed longitudinally for this purpose. The study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Communication Skills, Student Characteristics
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Artut, Perihan Dinc; Bal, Ayten Pinar – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This study aims to evaluate the implementations of cooperative learning method in teaching limit and derivatives and the opinions of prospective teachers and instructors about these implementations. The research is designed as a case study and conducted with 28 prospective teachers (20 female, 8 male) who were attending the course of calculus in…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Akkoç, Hatice; Yesildere-Imre, Sibel – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
Teachers' pedagogical practice and choices for their actions could not only be explained by their knowledge, beliefs or attitudes (Rodgers & Scott, 2008). Identity also has a crucial role in learning to teach. The aim of this study is to investigate contextual nature of preservice mathematics teachers' professional identities. For this aim, a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lindquist, Cynthia – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
As a country seeking admission to the European Union, this paper explores educational reforms in Turkey that enhance its possible entry into the European Union and changes still needed for it to be an equal partner. An overview of the school system in Turkey is provided including information on teacher training and preparation, special education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education
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Alemdag, Ecenaz; Simsek, Pinar Özdemir – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
This case study investigated practicum experiences of pre-service teachers by focusing on their evaluation of mentor teachers, school experiences, and theory-practice relationships. Interviews were conducted with six teacher candidates, and observations in the participants' practice schools were made. The results revealed that mentor teachers had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Evaluation, Mentors
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Kavanoz, Suzan; Yüksel, Hatice Gülru; Varol, Burcu – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
In language teacher education, beliefs of language teachers about language learning and teaching have a powerful effect on the way they teach. Therefore, the quality of teacher education programs should be considered as an influential variable that might cause changes in pre-service language teachers' beliefs. The main purpose of this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Development
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Namdar, Bahadir – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2017
Representations are fundamental tools to support argumentation in science learning. However, little is known about how preservice science teachers (PSTs) with different argumentation understandings view and use representations in argumentation. Therefore, the purpose of this case study was to explore the views and practices of PSTs' use of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Case Studies
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Akgün, Levent – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
The aim of this study is to identify prospective secondary mathematics teachers' opinions about the mathematical modeling method and the applicability of this method in high schools. The case study design, which is among the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. The study was conducted with six prospective secondary mathematics…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Models
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Gencel, Ilke Evin – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
Global changes in educational discourse have an impact on educational systems, so teacher education programs need to be transformed to better train teachers and to contribute to their professional development. In this process learning styles and problem solving skills should be considered as individual differences which have an impact in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving
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Kahveci, Nihat Gürel – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
The use of social media is tremendously increasing trend for personal use. At the same time, social media are penetrating to the educational settings as well. Thus purpose of this study is to investigate pre-service social studies teachers' conceptions on use of social media in social studies education; it is possible implications on social…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Use Studies, Mass Media Use, Teaching Methods
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