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Kutluca, Tamer – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In this research, it was aimed to determine the views of mathematics teacher candidates about the technological tools that can be used in mathematics lessons. The research was conducted through qualitative research methodology. 120 teacher candidates who were educated in the mathematics teacher education program in Dicle University Ziya Gokalp…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Harkness, Shelly Sheats; Brass, Amy – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Mathematics methods texts are important resources for supporting preservice teachers' learning. Methods instructors routinely assign readings from texts. Yet, anecdotally and also based on reading compliance literature, many students report that they do not read assigned readings. Within this paper we briefly describe the findings from a survey of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Methods Courses, Assignments
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Schwartz, Tammy; Dinnen, Hannah; Smith-Millman, Marissa K.; Dixon, Maressa; Flaspohler, Paul D. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Supporting students' mental health needs is critical in high-poverty urban school districts where many students are at risk for mental health problems. Although teacher-student relationships are at the core of student mental health promotion in the classroom, many teacher preparation programmes do not adequately prepare pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Preservice Teachers, Mental Health, Teacher Student Relationship
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Koçak, Meltem; Soylu, Yasin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to analyze the teaching strategies of the prospective teachers of mathematics for elementary school in relevance with the geometry formulas. The participants of the study are constituted by six senior students of the program of mathematics teaching for elementary school. In this study, where the qualitative research…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Geometry, Mathematical Formulas
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Torregrosa Salcedo, Elvira; Roig-Vila, Rosabel; Blasco Mira, Josefa Eugenia – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This study focuses on current developments in Higher Dance Studies in Spain. The proposal for a "Taller de Prácticas Docentes" [Teaching Practice Workshop,or TPD by its Spanish acronym] carried out at the Higher Dance Conservatory of Alicante (Spain) and implemented as a pilot experience at this centrebecame our research point of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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James, Joan K.; Williams, Theresa – Journal of Experiential Education, 2017
In this research study, we hear the voices of middle school students, preservice teachers, and practicing middle school teachers in support of school-based experiential outdoor education. The benefits of engaging youth in memorably relevant learning, immersing them in physically active, field-based education, and providing them with authentic,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Outdoor Education, Middle School Students, Preservice Teachers
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O'Meara, Niamh; Fitzmaurice, Olivia; Johnson, Patrick – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Mathematics teacher educators in the University of Limerick became aware of a lack of conceptual understanding of key mathematics concepts of prospective secondary mathematics teachers through observation on teaching placement and in pedagogy lectures. A pilot study to enhance the conceptual understanding of prospective teachers was carried out…
Descriptors: Standards, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education, Teacher Education
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Chen, Peggy P.; Bonner, Sarah M. – Educational Assessment, 2017
We examined novice teachers' beliefs about grading and constructivist teaching approaches. Adapting an existing instrument designed to assess preservice teachers' grading beliefs that deviate from recommended practices, we administered the Survey of Grading Beliefs to 203 inservice teachers. Exploratory factor analysis resulted in a 3-factor model…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Disadvantaged Schools
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Musanti, Sandra I.; Rodríguez, Alma D. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Translanguaging, or the complex, dynamic, and integrated linguistic practices of bilinguals have been recently identified as a pedagogical strategy to facilitate learning in bilingual classrooms. Given its potential implications for teacher preparation, a qualitative case study was conducted at a university on the Texas-Mexico border to explore…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Education, Teacher Education, Academic Discourse
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Bower, Matt; Lee, Mark J. W.; Dalgarno, Barney – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
This article presents the outcomes of a pilot study investigating factors that supported and constrained collaborative learning in a blended reality environment. Pre-service teachers at an Australian university took part in a hybrid tutorial lesson involving a mixture of students who were co-located in the same face-to-face (F2F) classroom along…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Simulation, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students
Özdemir, Burçin Gökkurt – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of the study is to identify the classroom mathematical practices developed within a learning environment designed by Realistic Mathematics Education for teaching cone and pyramid to preservice teachers. A teaching experiment including five-week instructional sequence by a hypothetical learning trajectory about the solids of cone and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Practices, Educational Environment, Experimental Teaching
Ekmekçi, Emrah – Online Submission, 2017
Employing drama activities in foreign language classes has proved to help language learners improve their skills. Within the context of drama course offered in an English Language Teacher Education program in Turkey, the present study suggests some drama activities based on well-known Nasreddin Hodja jokes. The study aims to find answers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Humor
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Despite its inherent nature of artificiality, microteaching has been widely used as a routine procedure in pre-service teacher education courses to apply theoretical knowledge and develop practical teaching competence. Its importance in the practice element of teacher education programmes has given rise to a considerable amount of attention to its…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Microteaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Correa, Doris; Echeverri, Sandra – HOW, 2017
This article reports partial results of a qualitative study which explored the gains and challenges encountered by two groups of English as a foreign language pre-service teachers from a public university in Medellin, Colombia, in developing a situated view of academic writing through a systemic functional genre-based instructional unit. The unit…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Maiwa, Jeniffer Chepkoech; Ngeno, Godfrey – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The process of having inclusive education in Kenya has been very slow for children with special needs yet many of these children are still at home and have attained school going age. The purpose of this study was to assess teacher competencies in handling physically challenged pupils in public primary schools in Kericho County. The study was…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Statistical Analysis
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