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ERIC Number: ED529358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
The Current Situation of Field Experience in a Five-Year Science Teacher Education Program in Thailand
Faikhamta, Chatree; Jantarakantee, Ekgapoom; Roadrangka, Vantipa
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 6 p829-839 2011
This research explored the current situation in managing the field experience of a five-year science teacher education program in one university in Thailand. A number of methods were used to assess field experience situation: (1) a questionnaire on the perceptions of pre-service science teachers of field experience management; (2) participant observation at seminars; (3) interviews; and (4) analysis of supervisory comments on student teachers' teaching performance. The findings indicated that the pre-service science teachers had a high level of satisfaction with the amount of practice and with their own teaching characteristics. However, during their student teaching, they could not define clear and expected learning outcomes in lesson planning. They did not probe students' prior knowledge, rarely asked questions, could not manage a classroom and held misconceptions of science concepts. Despite the struggles, pre-service did improve their ability to develop: lesson planning techniques; teaching strategies; student learning processes; classroom management skills; and the incorporation of instructional material. [The research upon which this article is based was funded by TRF (Thailand Research Fund), Project-MRG5180335 (2008-2009).]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand