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Ndihokubwayo, Kizito; Murasira, Gerard – Online Submission, 2019
Rwanda embarked on a new curriculum based-competences in 2015. It is in this regards the Rwanda Education Board has continuously trained its counterparts in all areas of education. The present study intends to describe how teachers' training college leavers' support and are ready to implement this curriculum towards their students' career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Expectation
Torsteinson, Helene – Online Submission, 2019
According to the national guidelines for kindergarten teacher education in Norway, university campus-based teaching and practical training in in-service kindergartens are two mutually complementary learning arenas that facilitate student professional learning and development. This paper "gives voice" to first-year students regarding…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Experience, Conflict, Foreign Countries
Ohm, Modgun; Hjelle, Kristine – Online Submission, 2019
This paper investigates an institutional practice of the educational conversation that is a part of the undergraduate kindergarten teacher education program at a Norwegian university. The formal goal connected to this practice is to facilitate students coping with their courses of study. Thus, this paper reconstructs the perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study, Kindergarten
Sadownik, Alicja R.; Aasen, Wenche; Jevtic, Adrijana Visnjic – Online Submission, 2019
This article presents Norwegian and Croatian students' perspectives on conditions for their professional growth during undergraduate kindergarten teacher education. The data gathered through focus group interviews are theorized using the cultural-historical wholeness approach that identifies institutional conditions for the development of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Bakken, Yvonne; Carson, Nina; Ohm, Modgun – Online Submission, 2019
This paper reports on student experiences with an interdisciplinary project entitled "The Difficult Conversation", the aim of which was to develop professional competences linked with parental cooperation in heterogeneous social contexts, ethical reflection, pedagogical tact, and judgment skills. Student experiences with the project were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Parents
Gürsoy, Kadir; Baki, Adnan – Online Submission, 2018
This study aims to determine the opinions of teacher candidates about using history of mathematics (HoM) in the instruction of mathematics. Research data was collected from elementary mathematics education 4th grade students through semi-structured interviews conducted for the purpose of collecting their opinions about using HoM in the instruction…
Descriptors: History, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Julia, J.; Supriyadi, Tedi; Iswara, Prana Dwija – Online Submission, 2018
Prospective primary school teachers had low skill in playing "gamelan degung" (Indonesian Gamelan). To improve skills in playing "gamelan degung" correctly, prospective primary school teachers need to be taught techniques of ringing, muffling ("menengkep"), and memorizing the compositions. Therefore, this research…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Memorization, Action Research
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Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This case study explored what pre-service teachers learned through authentic experiences of English teaching for primary students, drawing upon the concept of a Community of Practice. A total of 21 pre-service teachers engaged in the training project--including planning, preparing, and teaching lessons--and wrote reflection papers after thinking…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Interviews
Karakaya, Ferhat; Avgin, Sakine Serap; Gömlek, Elif; Balik, Merve – Online Submission, 2017
In this research, it was aimed to determine the nature relatedness of pre-service primary school and science teachers regarding various variables. "Nature Relatedness Scale (NRS)", developed by Nisbet, Zelenski and Murphy (2009) and adapted to Turkish and analyzed, terms of validity by Çakir, Kararslan , Sahin and Ertenpinar (2015), was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Gender Differences, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
Lai, Ching-San – Online Submission, 2016
This study aims to discuss the issues of integrating e-books into science teaching by preservice elementary school teachers. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In total, 24 preservice elementary school teachers participated in this study. The main sources of research data included e-books produced by preservice…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Technology Integration, Science Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
Çetin, Ali – Online Submission, 2016
This qualitative study was designed to introduce 3-dimensional and digital materials to pre-service science teachers and identify their views about them. In this context, three projects was performed with 42 pre-service science teachers (13 male-29 female) who took Instructional Technologies and Material Development course in Elementary Science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Instructional Materials, Science Teachers
Demirbag, Mehmet; Kingir, Sevgi; Çepni, Salih – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between prospective teachers' belief systems and writing-to-learn. The participants comprised eight freshmen from the Department of Elementary Science Education at a public university in Turkey. The data were collected using semi-structured interviews.The results indicated that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Elementary Education
Ugulu, Ilker; Yorek, Nurettin – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this research is to investigate the opinions of the pre-service teachers toward teacher selection system and civil servant selection exam (KPSS). In this study, qualitative re-search methods and semi-structured interviews were used and researcher-made questionnaires containing open-ended questions were administered. The study group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Selection
Sexton, Steven – Online Submission, 2015
This self-study investigated how one teacher educator influenced his final-year pre-service teachers perceived primary science classroom learning environment. The study utilized the Nature of Science as Argumentative Questionnaire (NSAAQ) and regularly scheduled focus group interviews. These tools investigated how the learning environment the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Teacher Educators
Baltaci, Serdal; Yildiz, Avni – Online Submission, 2015
Each new version of the GeoGebra dynamic mathematics software goes through updates and innovations. One of these innovations is the GeoGebra 5.0 version. This version aims to facilitate 3D instruction by offering opportunities for students to analyze 3D objects. While scanning the previous studies of GeoGebra 3D, it is seen that they mainly focus…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Geometry