International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(4) 35-48

A Study on The Soft Skills of Pre-Service Teachers

Reyhan Ağçam & Adem Doğan

pp. 35 - 48   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.3   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2009-19-0002.R2

Published online: August 08, 2021  |   Number of Views: 35  |  Number of Download: 91


Abstract

Soft skills refer to the skills, competencies, and characteristics that pertain to personality, attitude, and behaviour instead of to formal or technical knowledge. While they are necessary to ensure a person’s success, these skills are not easily demonstrated through a CV, diploma, or certificate and can only be evaluated by specialists. Soft skills cover proficiencies such as communication, problem-solving, time-management, teamwork, and leadership, and are considered essential, especially for teachers as they stand at the very heart of the teaching and learning process. This particular research was motivated to investigate the soft skills of pre-service teachers attending teacher training programmes at state universities in Turkey. In line with the research objective, the data were gathered through the soft skills survey adapted from the Brookings Soft Skills Report Card. The participant responses to the five-point items were quantitatively analysed through SPSS 21.0. The research findings indicated that pre-service teachers significantly differ in their perceived soft skills regarding major and seniority; however, no correlation was found between these skills and gender. This research is hoped to contribute to the existing literature on teacher training via the practical implications developed based on its results.

Keywords: Soft Skills, Pre-Service Teachers, Teacher Training


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Agcam, R. & Dogan, A. (2021). A Study on The Soft Skills of Pre-Service Teachers . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), 35-48. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.3

Harvard
Agcam, R. and Dogan, A. (2021). A Study on The Soft Skills of Pre-Service Teachers . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), pp. 35-48.

Chicago 16th edition
Agcam, Reyhan and Adem Dogan (2021). "A Study on The Soft Skills of Pre-Service Teachers ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (4):35-48. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.3.

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