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ERIC Number: ED559333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-15
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1561-882X
Determination of Biology Department Students' Past Field Trip Experiences and Examination of Their Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Planning and Organising Educational Field Trips
Bozdogan, Aykut Emre
Online Submission, Wulfenia Journal v22 n7 p31-44 Jul 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine the past field trip experiences of pre-service teachers who are graduates of Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and who had pedagogical formation training certificate and to examine their self-efficacy beliefs in planning and organizing field trips with regard to different variables. The study was carried via cross-sectional design and total 260 pre-service teachers from three different universities, 112 males and 148 females, participated in the study. During the process of data collection, questionnaire form and teacher self-efficacy belief scale for organization of educational field trips (EAGOO) developed by the researcher was used. The numerical data gathered was analysed via descriptive statistical methods and open-ended questions were examined via content analysis. The research findings revealed that nearly half of the pre-service teachers never joined educational field trips and out of the participants, who joined these field trips, three-quarters of them took part in field trips during their university years and they preferred field trip sites which were suitable to their course contents of the department they were studying at. Another finding of the study revealed that pre-service teachers did not have much knowledge about organizing educational field trips, but they thought that they were qualified for organizing field trips.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey