International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2015, Vol. 11(2) 29-38

Creating Meaningful Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers: Thoughts and Experiences on an Elective Course

Duygu Sönmez

pp. 29 - 38   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2015.016

Published online: June 15, 2015  |   Number of Views: 2  |  Number of Download: 23


Abstract

This study investigates the effectiveness of an elective course titled, “Microteaching in Teacher Education” (MiTEc) which is offered to the 3rd and 4th year pre-service science teachers. This course aims to provide pre-service teachers with meaningful experiences and prepare them for real-classroom settings. During the study, qualitative methodology was employed and face-to-face semi structured interviews and focus group discussions were used as the means of data collection with the  participation of 23 pre-service science teachers. All the data was transcribed and content was analyzed to identify emerging themes. MiTEc was found to have a positive influence for pre-service teachers in improving their teaching skills, observations skills, self-confidence and self-awareness, which then  also had a positive impact on other courses. The ability to connect theory with practice was one of the major benefits of the course.

Keywords: Microteaching, pre-service science teacher, teacher education, video use


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Sonmez, D. (2015). Creating Meaningful Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers: Thoughts and Experiences on an Elective Course . International Journal of Progressive Education, 11(2), 29-38.

Harvard
Sonmez, D. (2015). Creating Meaningful Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers: Thoughts and Experiences on an Elective Course . International Journal of Progressive Education, 11(2), pp. 29-38.

Chicago 16th edition
Sonmez, Duygu (2015). "Creating Meaningful Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers: Thoughts and Experiences on an Elective Course ". International Journal of Progressive Education 11 (2):29-38.

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