Perceptions of Teacher Candidates regarding Project-Based Learning


Baysura O. D. , Altun S. , Yucel-Toy B.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, no.62, pp.15-36, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14689/ejer.2016.62.3
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-36
  • Keywords: project-based learning, teacher candidate, teacher education, qualitative research, EDUCATION

Abstract

Problem Statement. Project-based learning (PBL) is a learning and teaching approach that makes students search for new knowledge and skills, helps them overcome real-life questions, and makes them design their own studies and performances. Research in Turkey reveals that teachers are not well-informed about PBL, can not guide students in this process, and have problems in implementing PBL. This situation raises questions on the effectiveness of teacher education and pedagogical courses in the attainment of knowledge and skills on PBL. Thus, it is important to examine teacher candidates' perceptions regarding PBL during their teacher education.