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ERIC Number: EJ1082848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
Examining Primary Pre-Service Teachers' Difficulties of Mathematics Teaching with the Micro-Teaching Method
Savas Basturk; Tastepe, Mehtap
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v8 n3 p1-10 2015
The purpose of the study was to examine primary pre-service teachers' difficulties of the teaching of mathematics with micro-teaching method. The participants of the study were 15 third grade pre-service teachers from the department of primary education in the faculty of education. In this grade which includes four sections, there were approximately 150 pre-service teachers. All of them taught mathematics with the micro-teaching method in a period of 40 minutes. To gather data, a semi-structured interview was administered. Later the recorded interviews were transferred to written texts and analysed. The pre-service teachers' responses were qualitatively analysed to characterize patterns and categorize answers. The main results of the study revealed that before the teaching the pre-service teachers were concerned about classroom management, excitement, lack of materials, unable to use time effectively. A majority of them indicated that, during their teaching, they were most forced into managing classroom and encouraging students' class participation. The artificial nature of micro-teaching negatively influenced pre-service teachers' classroom management and prevented to implement their teaching plans as they wished.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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