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ERIC Number: EJ936717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Skill Levels of Prospective Physics Teachers on Problem Posing
Cildir, Sema; Sezen, Nazan
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v40 p105-116 2011
Problem posing is one of the topics which the educators thoroughly accentuate. Problem posing skill is defined as an introvert activity of a student's learning. In this study, skill levels of prospective physics teachers on problem posing were determined and their views on problem posing were evaluated. To this end, prospective teachers were given 10 different activities on free problem posing, semi-constructed problem posing, and constructed problem posing; and they were asked to pose problems relating to these activities. At the end of the problem posing activities, it was seen that prospective teachers were more efficient in constructed problem posing, and that they were comparatively less competent in free problem posing. In addition to this, it was determined that the prospective teachers usually posed same kind of problems. According to the interviews, it was determined that prospective teachers consider problem posing as a more difficult task than problem solving. Moreover, it was reached some conclusions such as students think problem posing can be improved and this ability has an important role in their professional life. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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