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Solpuk Turhan, Nihan; Parlakyildiz, Belgin; Arslan, Nihan; Gocen, Gokcen; Yilmaz Bingol, Tugba – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to find out the characteristics of inspiring teachers who inspired teacher candidates to do teaching profession properly. In the study, "An Exploratory Sequential Design" a mixed method where qualitative and quantitative approaches are used concomitantly, was employed to determine the inspiring teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Role Models, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Swart, Fenna; Knèzic, Dubravka; Onstenk, Jeroen; de Graaff, Rick – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
In general, teacher educators are considered to be educational specialists whose main task is to communicate content-based concepts to prospective teachers. However, unfortunately, most studies on teacher professional development overlook this specific language-oriented aspect of content-based teaching. Therefore, we address the aforementioned…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Language Usage, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Arslan, Ali – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate a predictive power of prospective teachers' self-efficacy sources on their teaching self-efficacy and attitude towards the teaching profession. Design of the study was the correlational research. The study was conducted on 315 prospective teachers studying pedagogical formation education in a 2017-18…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Aldan Karademir, Cigdem – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
The aim of the study is to examine the pre-service teachers' problem solving skills and curiosity levels according to different variables and to determine whether there is a relationship between them. The research was designed as a descriptive study in the survey model. The sample of the study consists of 1st and 4th grade pre-service teachers in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving, Personality Traits, Foreign Countries
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Aytan, Talat – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
The fact that the prospective Turkish teachers' having a command of different methods and techniques as being Turkish teachers of the future is important in terms of its positive effects on the comprehension and expression skills of the middle school students. This study used the case study design and the qualitative approach. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
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Bircan, Tuba Sengul – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
The study aims to determine the reason for choosing the teaching profession identifying how history teacher candidates perceive the concepts of "teacher" and "teaching." The study was conducted with 115 history teachers enrolled in an initial teacher training programme in a university located in Turkey's Central Anatolia Region…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Career Choice
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Peace, Heather; Fuentes, Sarah Quebec; Bloom, Mark – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
Teacher Education Programs (TEPs) are intended to prepare students to become qualified professionals in the field of education. Yet, many preservice teachers (PSTs) have difficulty recognizing their new roles, not simply as students in the TEP, but as future educators. As PSTs progress through their coursework, field experiences, and student…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Role
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Binns, Ian C.; Bloom, Mark A. – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2017
Biological evolution stands out as critically important content for K-12 education as it is considered a cornerstone of the biological sciences. Yet, it remains one of the most socially controversial topics related to science education. In this exploratory study, we are seeking to understand the ways elementary preservice teachers (PSTs) use their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Evolution, Creationism