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ERIC Number: EJ1121665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Some Criticisms against Exam Questions: To What Extent Can Mythic, Romantic and Philosophical Questions Be Used?
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n12 p2806-2813 2016
In the present study, some of the pre-service teachers' criticisms against their exams were investigated. Moreover, as an alternative, to what extent philosophical, romantic and mythic questions could be used was also looked at. The study group consists of 117 pre-service teachers from the classroom teacher education. In the study, it was investigated what criticisms directed to exams by the pre-service teachers are the most important ones. Moreover, a form consisting of 20 items was administered to the study group to test mythic, romantic and philosophical understanding. The aim of this form is to elicit the pre-service teachers' opinions about the questions testing mythic, romantic and philosophical understanding. The present study employed a mixed method as it used both quantitative and qualitative content analysis techniques. Incorporation of romantic, mythic and philosophical questions into both exams and teaching process may serve the function of trying "unusual" questions. In addition, use of such questions may have contributions to the consideration of affective components as well as cognitive components of teaching.
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Content, Preservice Teachers, Criticism, Student Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Content Analysis, Questioning Techniques, Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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