TEACHER CANDIDATES? OPINIONS RELATED TO METHODS AND TECHNIQUES USED BY THE INSTRUCTORS

Abstract

Author(s): ?lhan ?LTER

It was examined the students opinions about the effects of methods and techniques used by the instructors in terms of their areas of development, relationships with learning approaches and applications of measurement-evaluation using qualitative research methods and tools in the present paper. It was used the purpose sample as a method of sampling in determining of the participants and semi-structured interview form which consisted of open-ended questions to obtain research data. The content analysis of method was used in analysis of the students' opinions in the present study. Students’ opinions were analysed under the main themes such as proficiency of methods and techniques, the relationship of methods with learning approaches and measurement-evaluation applications, also effect of methods on developments of social, cognitive and emotional. According to the findings, it was seen that instructors used more methods based on traditional approaches rather than constructivist learning theory therefore, students had experienced a process based on one-way social interaction and communication and occurred individualism and indifference themselves. It was found that students gained learning outcomes at the level of knowledge and comprehension when teachers did not use different methods. In addition, it was seen that traditional approaches based-on learning outcomes were used rather than alternative assessment-evaluation methods in teaching practices.

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