International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(5) 133-145

An Investigation of Preschool Teacher Candidates’ Lifelong Learning Tendencies

İlkay Aşkın Tekkol & Melek Demirel

pp. 133 - 145   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.8   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2106-25-0003.R1

Published online: October 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 29  |  Number of Download: 87


Abstract

This research aims to determine the preschool teacher candidates’ lifelong learning tendencies and preschool teacher candidates’ opinions about lifelong learning. The study group of this research is first, second, third and fourth grade students of preschool teaching in the primary school education department of a public university in Turkey. A mixed-method was used in this research. Data were gathered via the “Lifelong Learning Tendency Scale” which is developed by Diker-Coşkun and via the “Interview Form” which is developed by researchers. The lifelong learning tendency scale is applied to 362 students, and interviews are done with 27 students. Results show that the students’ lifelong tendencies are above the average point of the scale.  There is no significant difference in lifelong learning tendencies between grade levels. There is a significant difference in lifelong learning tendencies between the different levels of academic success and whether or not students desire to get postgrad education.

Keywords: Lifelong Learning; Lifelong Learning Tendencies; Preschool Teacher Candidates


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Tekkol, I.A. & Demirel, M. (2022). An Investigation of Preschool Teacher Candidates’ Lifelong Learning Tendencies . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(5), 133-145. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.8

Harvard
Tekkol, I. and Demirel, M. (2022). An Investigation of Preschool Teacher Candidates’ Lifelong Learning Tendencies . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(5), pp. 133-145.

Chicago 16th edition
Tekkol, Ilkay Askin and Melek Demirel (2022). "An Investigation of Preschool Teacher Candidates’ Lifelong Learning Tendencies ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (5):133-145. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.467.8.

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