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Atmaca, Çagla – Online Submission, 2017
Growing body of studies has stressed the role of research in teacher education since conducting research informs both teachers and students, and contributes to professional skills. Therefore, this study aimed to find out and compare the perspectives of pre-service and in-service English teachers in an EFL context with regard to finding sufficient…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Research, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers
Sener, Zehra Taspinar; Bulut, Ahsen Seda; Ünal, Hasan – Online Submission, 2017
Problem Statement: Two different teacher training programs have been implemented in Turkey over recent years. In addition to attending faculties of teacher training (on traditional educational degree programs), graduates from different faculties have the right to become teachers by way of the "pedagogical formation certification…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
Okumura, Shinji – Online Submission, 2017
This study investigated how English learners at a university in Japan perceive connections with students in the US through an educational social network platform, called Edmodo. The instructor of English at the Japanese university cooperated with a Japanese language instructor at an American university and they incorporated Edmodo into their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Asians, North Americans
Altintas, Sedat; Görgen, Izzet – Online Submission, 2017
In our country, as a result of the appointment in some different disciplines, nearly 30000 teacher candidates could be a part of education system. Also, a new revision has been completed on teacher candidate training and it has been put into action. Teacher candidates have been trained for six months after they have been appointed. These teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interviews, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
Paker, Turan; Özcan, Yeliz Ergül – Online Submission, 2017
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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
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
Nuangchalerm, Prasart – Online Submission, 2016
The local knowledge is simply integrated in education and learning process. This study aims to promote local knowledge in school through service learning. The learning process is employed herbal plants to reinforce students learn how to sustain local knowledge with modern life and 21st century classroom. Participants consisted of 42 pre-service…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students
Hacioglu, Yasemin; Yamak, Havva; Kavak, Nusret – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this study is to reveal pre-service science teachers' cognitive structures regarding Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and science education. The study group of the study consisted of 192 pre-service science teachers. A Free Word Association Test (WAT) consisting of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cognitive Structures, STEM Education, Science Teachers
Tonga, Deniz – Online Submission, 2016
In this research, it is aimed to reveal the opinions and observations of social studies teacher candidate about the courses they have taken during their 4-year university education. The focus group interview was used as the data collecting tool, and the content analyses were performed on the data obtained. The criterion sampling approach was used…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Focus Groups
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
Kanyaprasith, Kamonwan; Finley, Fred N.; Phonphok, Nason – Online Submission, 2015
This study evaluates a cross-cultural experience in science and mathematics teaching in Thailand--an internship program. In this study, qualitative data sources including semi-structured interviews, classroom observations, and pre-post questionnaire were collected from five groups of participants, which were: (a) administrators; (b) Thai…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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
Luo, Jeng-Jia – Online Submission, 2015
Linking literacies as a teaching approach has been perceived by language educators as natural and necessary (Dodson 2002; Hinkel 2006). Nevertheless, the literature has not documented much regarding how to adopt this approach in English classes, especially in EFL contexts. The present study was thus conducted to examine how EFL learners perceive a…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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de Araujo, Gustavo Cunha; de Oliveira, Ana Arlinda – Online Submission, 2015
This article presents the results of a Master's study conducted at the Graduate Program in Education of Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso, which sought to understand how educational practices occur in the teaching of art in Youth and Adult Education in Cuiabá city, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, using qualitative, descriptive and interpretative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Adult Education, Masters Programs
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