Yıl 2017, Cilt 6 , Sayı 2, Sayfalar 193 - 204 2017-06-21

The catalyst role of teacher: from the perspective of prospective teachers

Nur Cebeci [1] , Işıl Gamze Yıldız [2]


Teachers have a wide range of roles to handle the class in terms of supporting students and accomplishing their own responsibilities. Additionally, the roles of a teacher may also change due to many factors such as methodological development or technological innovations. With the current changes, it seems that teachers play the role of a catalyst by supporting and motivating the students. In this study, the term catalyst teacher is used to describe the teacher’s role, and the teacher’s role as a catalyst is investigated from the perspective of prospective teachers. In doing so, the prospective teachers of English at a Turkish university were interviewed through semi-structured interview questions to explore their understanding of teacher cognition. The interview has three different dimensions: prospective teachers’ previous learning experiences; their recent experiences, and their school practicum experiences -in terms of mentor teachers’ roles. The results of the study displayed that the prospective teachers believe that the teacher should be a model and guide- catalyst- in the classroom; however, they declared that their previous teachers implemented traditional teaching techniques for teaching English. Similarly, they also declared that their mentor teachers followed traditional teaching methods.

teacher role, catalyst role, foreign language learner
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Bölüm ELT Research Journal
Yazarlar

Yazar: Nur Cebeci (Sorumlu Yazar)

Yazar: Işıl Gamze Yıldız

Tarihler

Yayımlanma Tarihi : 21 Haziran 2017

APA Cebeci, N , Yıldız, I . (2017). The catalyst role of teacher: from the perspective of prospective teachers. ELT Research Journal , 6 (2) , 193-204 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/eltrj/issue/32894/365439