Can Piaget, Freud or Erikson explain my self-development? Pre-service teachers' personal evaluation


4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.2445-2450 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.500
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2445-2450
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to understand how pre-service teachers evaluate their personal development on the basis of their experiences. Participants' written texts within the context of the Developmental Psychology course formed the data in this study. Pre-service teachers have interpreted their own experiences within the framework of theories of classical theorists in developmental psychology such as Piaget, Freud and Erikson. Pre-service teachers stated that this personal evaluation process allowed them to increase their self-awareness and to be more understanding towards children and youngsters. It is suggested that using such kind of stories in teacher education will contribute positively to professional development of pre-service teachers. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu