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 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : Uludağ Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-152

Abstract

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.