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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(3) 327-342

Creating Learning Environments in Preschool Classrooms: Perspectives of Pre-service Preschool Teachers

İpek Özbay Karlıdağ

pp. 327 - 342   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.21   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2011-30-0003.R1

Published online: June 07, 2021  |   Number of Views: 25  |  Number of Download: 110


Abstract

The aim of the research is to determine pre-service preschool teachers' views on creating learning environments in preschool classrooms. Qualitative research methods were used in the research. The study group was composed of 35 pre-service preschool teachers. In this study, a semi-structured interview form was chosen as data collection tool. The data of the research was evaluated using content analysis. As a result of the research, pre-service preschool teachers stated that some physical and educational features should be taken into account while creating the learning environment. Pre-service preschool teachers also state that learning centers are the most important elements in the preschool learning environment. Pre-service preschool teachers consider the existence of learning centers to be important in preschool classroom. Also, pre-service preschool teachers stated that there are points to be considered while creating learning centers. In conclusion, pre-service preschool teachers have sufficient information about creating an effective learning environment.

Keywords: Learning Environment, Learning Centers, Early Childhood Education, Pre-service Teachers’ View


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Karlidag, I.O. (2021). Creating Learning Environments in Preschool Classrooms: Perspectives of Pre-service Preschool Teachers . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), 327-342. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.21

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Karlidag, I. (2021). Creating Learning Environments in Preschool Classrooms: Perspectives of Pre-service Preschool Teachers . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), pp. 327-342.

Chicago 16th edition
Karlidag, Ipek Ozbay (2021). "Creating Learning Environments in Preschool Classrooms: Perspectives of Pre-service Preschool Teachers ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (3):327-342. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.21.

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