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ERIC Number: ED566888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1304-9496
Investigating Prospective Teachers' Ability to Write Context-Based Problems
√últay, Neslihan; Donmez Usta, Necla
Online Submission, Journal of Theory and Practice in Education v12 n2 p447-463 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the prospective teachers' ability to write context-based problems about the concepts in radioactivity unit. Methodology: The study is carried out in a university in Turkey with 21 prospective teachers in physics, chemistry and biology in 2014-2015 fall terms. In the study, data are collected through the papers on which prospective teachers write context-based problems about the concepts in radioactivity unit. Data are analyzed with a rubric which is developed by the researchers. Results: Results indicate that prospective teachers are found as "not adequate" at selecting daily life context. Conclusions: At the end of the study, it is revealed that prospective teachers understand the "context-based" concept as "only relating something with daily life." It is suggested that in-service courses may solve and eliminate this problem. Recommendations: It is proposed that in-service courses may provide prospective teachers more experience before being a teacher and there is a need for more and better designed researches. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey