ERIC Number: EJ1098124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Promoting Field Trip Confidence: Teachers Providing Insights for Pre-Service Education
Ateskan, Armagan; Lane, Jennie F.
European Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n2 p190-201 2016
Pre-service teachers need experiences in practical matters as a part of field trip preparations programmes. For 14 years, a private, non-profit university in Turkey has involved pre-service teachers in field trip planning, implementation and evaluation. A programme assessment was conducted through a case study to examine the long-term effects of pre-service field trip preparation. Through a survey created for the study, teachers shared their field trip activities and reported confidence levels. The survey was administered to 44 alumni of the biology education department with a response rate of 72.7% (N = 32). This study will help researchers learn which programme areas need to be improved and can serve as a model for other institutions interested in evaluating field trip preparation programmes.
Descriptors: Field Trips, Private Colleges, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Descriptions, Biology, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Self Esteem, Alumni, Teacher Attitudes, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey