Attitudes of student teachers towards a collaborative and student centered learning in an EFL teacher education setting

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Gürsoy E., Karatepe Ç.

Uludağ Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.19, no.1, pp.135-152, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Uludağ Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-152
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract. The aim of this study is to investigate the attitudes of ELT student

teachers towards collaborative and student centered way of teaching the

Language Acquisition course in a Turkish ELT teacher education program.

Data was collected by means of pre- and post-questionnaires and two sets of

interview. The results showed that student-teachers have positive attitudes

towards the course and found collaborative learning activities more

motivating in comparison with the teacher centered teaching. They indicated

that peer collaboration helped them to retain what they had learned in this

course and enabled them to make use what they learned in other courses.