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