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Yildiz, Cemalettin; Hacisalihoglu Karadeniz, Mihriban – Online Submission, 2018
This research aims to determine the perceptions of middle school pre-service mathematics teachers regarding the concept of "mathematical thinking" through the usage of metaphors. The phenomenology method, which is one of the qualitative research methods, is adopted in this study. Data of the research was obtained by the pre-service…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Yildiz, Cemalettin – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this study is to compare the mathematical thinking experiences of fourth grade students at faculty of education and faculty of arts and sciences in the stages of specializing, generalizing, conjecturing, and proving. The study was conducted with 72 fourth grade students in the spring term of the academic year of 2015-2016. While 36 were…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Science Education, Art Education, Schools of Education
Yildiz, Cemalettin; Göl, Resül – Online Submission, 2016
Nowadays, demand for postgraduate education is increasing so the necessity to determine undergraduate students' perspectives to postgraduate education is revealed. Thus, the aim of this study is to determine the perspectives of 4th grade mathematics students studying at faculty of arts and sciences and faculty of education about postgraduate…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries
Gökçek, Tuba; Taskin, Duygu; Yildiz, Cemalettin – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this study is determining academic self-efficacy beliefs of students pursuing graduate study and revealing their needs and shortcomings from the graduate education. Case study method was used and data were collected by a form developed by the researchers from 92 students receiving masters and Ph.D.'s in different programs. As a result…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Self Efficacy, Student Needs, Beliefs
Yildiz, Cemalettin; Baki, Adnan; Göl, Resül; Taskin, Duygu – Online Submission, 2013
This research is a document analysis that investigates the studies on history of mathematics in pre-service, after service and graduate education. 39 studies were examined during the research. These studies analyzed according to the findings gained from the language used, study sample, type of study, research method, research design, title of…
Descriptors: History, Mathematics, Educational Research, Research Reports
Kögce, Davut; Yildiz, Cemalettin – Online Submission, 2011
This study was conducted to determine and to compare freshman and senior mathematics student teachers' views of "proof" concept. Case study method was used in this study. The data of the study were obtained by conducting a questionnaire which consists of 4 open-ended questions to total 200 freshman and senior mathematics student teachers…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Kögce, Davut; Yildiz, Cemalettin; Aydin, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2011
This study was conducted to determine freshman mathematics student teachers' expectations from their instructors and classmates in terms of contribute to their career development. In this study, case study method was used. A questionnaire with 2 open-ended questions was administered to total 152 freshman mathematics student teachers enrolled to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, College Freshmen
Kögce, Davut; Aydin, Mehmet; Yildiz, Cemalettin – Online Submission, 2010
The aim of this study is to compare the attitudes of freshman and senior pre-service teachers pursuing an undergraduate degree in an elementary mathematics education program toward teaching profession and to reveal the kind of relationship that exists between these attitudes. Case study method was used in the study. As a data collecting tool, A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, College Seniors, Preservice Teachers
Aydin, Mehmet; Baki, Adnan; Yildiz, Cemalettin; Kögce, Davut – Online Submission, 2010
The aim of this study is to examine the mathematics teacher educators' beliefs about teacher role in teaching mathematics. Case study is preferred as research method. An interview form devised by the researcher, composed of open-ended and scenario type questions was used as the data collecting tool. Interviews taking average 60 minutes were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Beliefs
Aydin, Mehmet; Baki, Adnan; Kögce, Davut; Yildiz, Cemalettin – Online Submission, 2009
The aim of this study is to focus on and attract attention at mathematics teacher educators' beliefs about assessment and to contribute to suffice the need in this field. In the study, interviews taking average 60 minutes were carried out with 5 academicians from KTU Fatih Faculty of Education in spring term of 2006-2007 educational years. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes