Investigating Classroom Teaching Competencies of Pre service Elementary Mathematics Teachers
Murat Gokalp 1 2 *
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1 Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey
2 Visiting Scholar, Kırgızistan Türkiye Manas Universitesi, Kırgızıstan
* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Background:
Mathematics, among all branches of science is an applied subject that has a special place in education (Noble, Light and Konyalioğlu, 2004). Effective mathematics teaching is based on many factors, but the most important factors are the roles and the responsibilities of teachers (Cakmak, 2005).Previous research in educational sciences has proved that qualification of teachers affects the number of qualified students.

Material and methods:
This research is based on a descriptive survey model. . Accordingly, Participants were 202 students The data were collected in the form of peer observations of their classmates as a part of teaching practice courses.

Results:
According to this study, considering six subscales of teaching qualifications, prospective teachers are the most qualified in the area of measurement and evaluation, and the least qualified in the area of managing the teaching activities.

Conclusions:
It is advised to build uninterrupted internship which students have teaching practice course in a similar classroom environment. Application possibilities and features of the in service and pre service teachers must be publicized enough. Prospective teachers, students and school staff must gain competencies regarding those teaching techniques.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2016.1296a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2016 - Volume 12 Issue 3, pp. 503-512

Publication date: 01 Jul 2016

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