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Kasapoglu, Koray; Didin, Melek – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to investigate the relationship between pre-service pre-school teachers' life skills and psychological well-being and to determine whether or not various variables related to pre-service pre-school teachers (gender, age, grade level, type of instruction, cumulated grade point average, status of taking course about life skills) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers
Norton, Stephen – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2018
This paper examines the mathematics content knowledge of graduate entry middle school mathematics pre-service teachers at the beginning (n=105; 80%) and end of a mathematics curriculum course. It was found that mathematics content knowledge at the commencement of the course was not strong. An intervention was designed to take account of content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Bagceli Kahraman, Pinar; Onur Sezer, Gonul – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Purpose: This research aims to determine the relationship between the perceptions of teacher candidates towards the cultural effect of globalization and their attitudes towards multicultural education. Research Methods: The sample group consisted of 213 teacher candidates. In the study's personal information form, the scale of attitude towards…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Influences, Global Approach, Student Teacher Attitudes
O'Keeffe, Lisa – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Language is frequently discussed as barrier to mathematics word problems. Hence this paper presents the initial findings of a linguistic analysis of numeracy skills test sample items. The theoretical perspective of multi-modal text analysis underpinned this study, in which data was extracted from the ten sample numeracy test items released by the…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Test Items, Preservice Teachers
Brown, Leni; O'Keeffe, Lisa – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Numeracy Skills testing was brought to the forefront following the Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report in 2015. The announcement was met with much concern by many pre-service teachers (PSTs). Given the body of research associated with mathematics anxiety and assessment, which suggests that students' self-efficacy and confidence in their…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Success
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Tafli, Tugba; Ates, Ali – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Healthy life for all living creatures in nature is possible with a clean and habitable environment. Raising awareness of protecting environment in human landscape is important for conservation. Upbringing of informed individuals about environment and constituting behavioral changes by gaining their positive attitudes for nature have an important…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Likert Scales, Attitude Measures, Environmental Education
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Kaya, Asli; Bilen, Sermin – Online Submission, 2016
The development of the creative potential of individuals is considered to be one of the requirements of modern education. As in all areas, the development of students' creative potential is also among the objectives of education programs in music education. The ability of music teachers to achieve this objective and create creative learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Creativity
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Ke, Jie; Kang, Rui; Liu, Di – Commission for International Adult Education, 2016
This study was designed to initiate the process of building professional development learning communities for pre-service math teachers through revealing those teachers' conceptions/beliefs of students' learning and their own learning in China. It examines Chinese pre-service math teachers' conceptions of student learning and their related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Preservice Teachers
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Lochte, Hilary; Carter, Julie H. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
In this paper the authors argue that a confluence of powerful interests has descended upon the work of teacher education from all possible points of entry via the edTPA. The paper uses Actor Network Theory to trace one particular set of complex social associations created and acted upon in the adoption and implementation of a single national…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, Preservice Teachers
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Smith, Ryan C.; Kim, Somin; McIntyre, Leighton – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015
We examine relationships between prospective teachers' (PTs') beliefs about the nature of mathematics, learning and teaching mathematics, and the use of technology, and their knowledge of how to use technology to teach and learn mathematics. We interviewed 4 PTs and used Ernest's (1989) classification of beliefs and Goos, Galbraith, Renshaw, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
Lummis, Geoffrey W. – Australian Association for Research in Education, 2014
With the impending introduction of the Australian Curriculum in the arts, there is cause to reflect on primary pre-service teacher education courses, and how effectively they prepare graduates to facilitate the curriculum. Reflecting on pre-service teachers' experiences in the arts, at both entry and graduation of their degree, may afford insight…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teacher Education
Cooke, Audrey; Hurst, Chris – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
The issue of mathematics anxiety and its possible links to mathematical competence have long been of concern to mathematics educators, particularly with the potential of the effects of mathematics anxiety to be transmitted from teacher to student. Hence it is in the interests of teacher educators to understand the nature of mathematics anxiety and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Situational Tests, Preservice Teachers, Competence
Lim, Kien H.; Wagler, Amy – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
The Likelihood-to-Act (LtA) survey and a mathematics test were used in this study to assess students' impulsive-analytic disposition in the context of mathematical problem solving. The results obtained from these two instruments were compared to those obtained using two widely-used scales: Need for Cognition (NFC) and Barratt Impulsivity Scale…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematics Tests, Correlation
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Lim, Kien; Morera, Osvaldo F. – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2011
The likelihood-to-act (LtA) survey measures impulsive and analytic dispositions in solving mathematics problems. The current version has 16 impulsive and 16 analytic items. Its validity was assessed using a sample of 27 in-service and 92 pre-service teachers. Both the impulsive and analytic subscales were found to have internal consistency…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
Bembenutty, Hefer – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine whether teacher candidates with mastery- and performance-approach orientations would perceived their education courses as depicting a goal structure consistent with their personal orientations, use of self-regulatory strategies, and motivation for learning. A latent class analysis procedure was used to…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Goal Orientation, Student Motivation, Preservice Teacher Education
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