The Views of Teacher Candidates Attending the Pedagogical Formation Program Regarding the Teaching Practice Course

Fevzi Dursun, Zafer Kiraz


APA 6th edition
Dursun, F., & Kiraz, Z. (2017). The Views of Teacher Candidates Attending the Pedagogical Formation Program Regarding the Teaching Practice Course. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(4), 510-521. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.4.510

Harvard
Dursun F., and Kiraz Z. 2017 'The Views of Teacher Candidates Attending the Pedagogical Formation Program Regarding the Teaching Practice Course', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 510-521. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.6.4.510

Chicago 16th edition
Dursun, Fevzi and Kiraz, Zafer . "The Views of Teacher Candidates Attending the Pedagogical Formation Program Regarding the Teaching Practice Course". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 4(2017): 510-521. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.4.510

Abstract

One of the important aspects that increase the efficiency of learning is well trained teacher. Besides, increasing quality and ensuring permanent learning is undoubtedly dependent on teacher’s effort to achieve these and active participation of student in the teaching process more actively and willingly. This study was conducted to review the views of teacher candidates for the practices they performed at relevant schools in the scope of teaching practice. In the study, it was aimed to determine what teachers have carried out for the teaching process to be more qualified. In the study, six open-ended questions were asked to 26 teacher candidates, working at central district of Tokat province during the spring semester of 2015-2016 academic year, received pedagogical formation, agreed voluntarily respond to the information on the form in pre-interview. The study conducted qualitatively. In the analysis of the data, descriptive analysis technique from qualitative data analysis techniques was used. According to findings, it is seen that participants experienced various problems during teaching practice. The participants found short haul and temporary solutions that they usually developed by themselves to overcome their problems that they experienced. The majority of the participants expressed   that they benefited from teaching practice course in the topics of lecturing, addressing, recognizing students, communicating with students, classroom management and attracting attention. The majority of the participants stated that teaching practice satisfied their expectations from this practice. It was found that the participants didn’t have enough knowledge about the practice itself, so their expectations from this practice was low. The fact that participants' expectations were low and they didn’t have enough knowledge about the practice shows that the practice in question satisfied their expectations easier and faster. Regarding the participants' expectations about how teaching practice should be and what it should include; they expect  for   teaching staff and practice teacher to   get  more involved with participants   and course; the lesson plans to be more planned and functional, the communication of instructors, and practice teachers at school to be better.

Keywords: Teaching practice, pedagogical formation education, teacher candidate.


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