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Dincol-Ozgur, Sinem – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the learning styles of prospective chemistry and science teachers, and to examine the effects of different learning styles on their self-regulated learning skills. The survey method which is one of the quantitative research methods was used in this study. A total of 251 prospective chemistry and science…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Chemistry, Science Teachers
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Asikcan, Mehmet; Saban, Ahmet – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to determine prospective teachers' metacognitive awareness levels of reading strategies. A quantitative surve method was used. Participants consisted of 150 prospective primary teachers and 150 prospective Turkish language teachers from Necmettin Erbakan University in Turkey. The data were collected through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Metacognition, Reading Strategies
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Tezer, Murat; Aynas, Naciye – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
In this study, the effects of university education on lifelong learning tendencies of teachers and preservice teachers by some variables were aimed to analyse. In this study, survey model was used. The population of the study consists of the teachers serving in Turkey and the preservice teachers having been studying at Faculty of Arts at a…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, College Faculty, Preservice Teachers
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Selcuk, Gulenaz; Aydin, Serhat; Cakmak, Altan – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This study investigates the canonical correlation between preservice teachers' lifelong learning beliefs and self-competency beliefs. Canonical correlation analysis is a sophisticated tool which has the capacity to explain the relationships between two sets of variables. For this aim, lifelong learning and self-competency beliefs of 1,242…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Lifelong Learning, Correlation
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Ibrahimoglu, Zafer; Yilmaz, Kaya – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The primary aim of this study was to reveal how international social studies teacher candidates perceive/make sense of their experiences in Turkey. The participants were three international social studies teacher candidates studying at an Istanbul university. The data were gathered from semi-structured interviews, with the analysis following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Studies
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Edessa, Sutuma – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess and determine impacts of insufficient instructional materials and ineffective lesson delivery methods on teaching in biology higher education. The participants of this study were 60 trainees who graduated in Bachelor of Sciences from eight public universities in majoring biology. Data for the study was…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials, Higher Education
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Korkmaz, Hunkar; Altindag, Ahmet – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
The goals of this descriptive study were to determine Turkish pre-service science teachers' perceptions of an ideal teacher education system. The sample consisted of 137 pre-service teachers, including 74 females and 63 males. The questionnaire was based on open-ended questions and was developed to investigate ideal teacher education system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Kosucu, Emine; Hursen, Cigdem – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
This research aimed to specify the effect of creative drama activities on candidate teachers' self-directed skills. 35 candidate teachers participated in this study in which a mixture of a qualitative and quantitative method was used. The results obtained from the research showed that creative drama activities are effective on candidate teachers'…
Descriptors: Creativity, Dramatics, Drama, Preservice Teachers
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Sen, Senol – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the metacognitive skill levels and motivation of preservice chemistry teachers and to investigate the effect of different metacognitive skill levels on their motivation. The study was conducted during 2014-2015 spring semester. In this research, survey method was used to reveal the effect of different…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Chemistry
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Keser, Hafize; Kavuk, Melike; Numanoglu, Gulcan – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between preservice teachers' internet addiction level and cyber-loafing activities. This study was conducted as a survey study. Participants of the study was Computer Education and Instructional Technology department students (n = 139) at Ankara University. "Cyber loafing activity…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Internet, Addictive Behavior
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Temel, Senar – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
This study aims to determine the level of perceived problem solving skills of prospective teachers and the relations between these skills and their scientific epistemological beliefs. The study was conducted in the fall semester of 2015-2016 academic year. Prospective teachers were applied Problem Solving Inventory which was developed by Heppner…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers, Epistemology, Scientific Attitudes
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Koc, Isil; Yager, Robert E. – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
This study was conducted to investigate the extent to which preservice teachers held alternative conceptions in elementary science concepts. Eighty-six preservice elementary teachers participated in this study. Twelve preservice elementary teachers participated in follow-up interviews. Data were collected through the use of Alternative Conceptions…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Baglama, Basak; Demirok, Mukaddes Sakalli – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
Experiences in early childhood have a great influence on a child's physical and mental development. Early childhood interventions are widely accepted as an effective way to prevent learning difficulties and to promote healthy development for children with special needs. For this reason, it is important for teachers who will work with children with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
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Genc, Zeynep – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
Instruction materials help students to acquire more memorable information. Instruction materials have an important effect on providing more permanent and simple way of learning in every step of education. Instruction materials are the most frequently used by primary school teachers. Primary school teachers should support their lectures with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Ozcan, Deniz; Zaroglu, Leyla – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine the opinions of students training in department of gifted education towards education of gifted individuals. The research was formed and conducted in quantitative design. This study was achieved in spring term in 2014-2015 academic year in Near East University. Twenty-six teacher candidates training in the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academically Gifted, Special Education, Statistical Analysis