The views of teacher candidates on the project management competencies


ÇALIŞ S. , Ergul R.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.5677-5681 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.495
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.5677-5681

Abstract

The aim of this research is to determine the views and knowledges of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics teacher candidates who are studying non-thesis master's program at Institute of Science about the application of Project-based learning and its implementation in learning environment. In today's world, scientific knowledge is changing and being updated rapidly due to the developments in science and technology. In parallel to this development, Project-based learning approach could be used to teach ways of accessing knowledge instead of transferring knowledge. In order to determine the teacher candidates' views on project-based learning approach, a questionnaire consisting of 28 questions was prepared and teacher candidates were asked to answer the questions. In addition, the teacher candidates were asked to answer three open-ended questions to determine the difficulties encountered during the course, contributions of this course and to indicate the reasons for finding themselves sufficient or insufficient while managing a project related to their subject. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu