An Investigation of Teacher Candidates' Perceptions About Physical Dimension of Classroom Management

M. Sencer Bulut Ozsezer, Ayten Iflazoglu Saban

APA 6th edition
Ozsezer, M.S.B., & Saban, A.I. (2017). An Investigation of Teacher Candidates' Perceptions About Physical Dimension of Classroom Management. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(2), 199-212. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.2.199

Ozsezer M.S.B., and Saban A.I. 2017 'An Investigation of Teacher Candidates' Perceptions About Physical Dimension of Classroom Management', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 199-212. Available from:

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Ozsezer, M. Sencer Bulut and Saban, Ayten Iflazoglu . "An Investigation of Teacher Candidates' Perceptions About Physical Dimension of Classroom Management". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 2(2017): 199-212. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.2.199


The purpose of this research is to investigate teacher candidates’ perceptions about the physical dimension of classroom management.  A hundred two 3rd year students at the Primary School Education Department of a state university were instructed to visit a primary school and to observe a classroom in terms of its physical dimensions. The students were guided both to tell about the actual classroom they observed and to tell about their dream classroom. Thus, this study aims to discover students’ perception on actual classroom and their construction of dream classroom in terms of physical characteristics. The research findings revealed that most of the teacher candidates mentioned their dream classroom according to the actual classroom and only one third of them designed the classroom according to their own dream classroom characteristics. Also teacher candidates did not mention the affective influences of physical layouts and environments on individuals.

Keywords: Physical dimension, teacher candidate, classroom management.


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