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Serdar Tülüce, Hande; Çeçen, Sevdeger – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to explore the role of school-based practicum in promoting pre-service English language teachers' professional development through the use of a longitudinal design in combination with qualitative methods. To achieve this aim, pre-service teachers were asked to successively reflect on video-recordings of their micro-lessons in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Zembat, Ismail Özgür; Aslan, Mustafa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to investigate the nature of different mathematics teaching modes (prescriptions) that guide prospective teachers during their instruction. The participants were 24 junior prospective middle school mathematics teachers (19 females and 5 males) who were attending a mathematics methods course at a private university in central…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers
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Saka, Mehpare; Bayram, Hale; Kabapinar, Filiz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The concept of self-efficacy, which is an important variable in the teaching process, and how it reflects on teaching have recently been the focus of attention. Therefore, this study deals with the relationship between the science-teaching self-efficacy beliefs of prospective science teachers and their teaching practices. It was conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Körhasan, Nilüfer Didis – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Quantum theory is one of the most successful theories in physics. Because of its abstract, mathematical, and counter-intuitive nature, many students have problems learning the theory, just as teachers experience difficulty in teaching it. Pedagogical research on quantum theory has mainly focused on cognitive issues. However, affective issues about…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Demircioglu, Tuba; Ucar, Sedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of argument-driven inquiry (ADI) based laboratory instruction on the academic achievement, argumentativeness, science process skills, and argumentation levels of pre-service science teachers in the General Physics Laboratory III class. The study was conducted with 79 pre-service science teachers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Laboratories
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Karadag, Ruhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The aim of this study was to explore pre-service teachers' perceptions on the use of game-based learning in a Primary Reading and Writing Instruction Course. A mixed method research was used in the study. Participants were composed of a total of 189 pre-service teachers taking the Primary Reading and Writing Instruction course during the fall term…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Games
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Aslan, Safiye – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Learning by teaching is an educational method developed by Jean-Pol Martin for foreign language lessons and is commonly used in Germany. This study discusses a reconstruction of learning by teaching as developed for use in a science context where in the adapted version of this method is introduced, the views of pre-service science teachers are…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
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Yilmaz, Gül Kaleli – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to investigate the effects of using Dynamic Geometry Software (DGS) Cabri II Plus and physical manipulatives on the transformational geometry achievement of candidate teachers. In this study, the semi-experimental method was used, consisting of two experimental and one control groups. The samples of this study were 117 students. A…
Descriptors: Geometry, Computer Software, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Achievement
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Topcu, Mustafa Sami; Mugaloglu, Ebru Zeynep; Guven, Devrim – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this study is to identify the foci and results of studies on socioscientific issues (SSI) conducted in Turkey. Additionally, the study aimed to compare the results of this study with ones conducted internationally. For this aim, a literary review of empirical studies related to SSI conducted in Turkey was carried out. Four criteria…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science and Society, Literature Reviews
Ünver, Gülsen – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Teachers have many problems transferring theoretical knowledge into practice. That's why teacher educators seek ways for connecting theory and practice in their pre-service teacher education programs. This study describes the activities and the effects of these activities for connecting theory and practice, as well as the recommendations of major…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Elementary Education
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Ciltas, Alper; Isik, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The aim of this study was to examine the modelling skills of prospective elementary mathematics teachers who were studying the mathematical modelling method. The research study group was composed of 35 prospective teachers. The exploratory case analysis method was used in the study. The data were obtained via semi-structured interviews and a…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Teaching Skills, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Dos, Bulent; Demir, Servet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Blogs have evolved from simple online diaries to communication tools with the capacity to engage people in collaboration, knowledge sharing, reflection and debate. Blog archives can be a source of information about student learning, providing a basis for ongoing feedback and redesign of learning activities. Previous studies show that blogs can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teachers, College Students
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Ozgen, Kemal; Alkan, Huseyin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The present study examined the potential relationship between 1st and 5th year secondary school pre-service mathematics teachers' skills in understanding, method, modelling, verification, and extension dimensions of problem solving and their learning style characteristics. The data consisted of the skills pre-service teachers demonstrated in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scoring Rubrics, Cognitive Style, Problem Solving
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Timur, Betul – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine preschool teacher candidates' attitudes towards science teaching and to examine the reasons behind their attitudes in depth. In this study, mixed methods were used including quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data gained by attitudes towards science teaching scale, qualitative data gained by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Belet, S. Dilek; Guven, Meral – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
This study was designed as a descriptive survey study in order to determine primary education teacher trainees' epistemological beliefs; the use of metacognitive strategies; and the relationship between epistemological beliefs and metacognitive strategies. 820 primary education teacher trainees' were selected from the department of primary…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Self Control, Academic Achievement
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