Preservice Mathematics Teachers’ Perceptions of Drama Based Instruction
Neslihan Bulut 1 *
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1 Gazi University
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Abstract

Background:
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of preservice mathematics teachers related to drama-based instruction. For this purpose effects of a drama-based mathematics course on senior class pre-service mathematics teachers’ knowledge about drama-based instruction and teacher candidates’ competencies for developing and implementing drama-based lesson plans were investigated.

Material and methods:
Participants of the study were 21 senior class pre-service mathematics teachers of a public university. Data were collected through an open-ended test, lesson plans and self-assessment reports.

Results:
After the implementation of 11 weeks of drama-based activities with teacher candidates, preservice mathematics teachers succeeded to develop unique lesson plans and implement them with pupils.

Conclusions:
Lesson plans and self-assessment reports of teacher candidates were analyzed according to the content analysis. Findings were discussed according to the emergent categories.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2016.1291a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2016 - Volume 12 Issue 8, pp. 1997-2011

Publication date: 02 Jul 2016

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