Yıl 2019, Cilt 15 , Sayı 3, Sayfalar 895 - 913 2019-10-01

Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum

Dinçay KÖKSAL [1]


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Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum

Teaching practicum of English language teachers has been the heart of many studies in the recent years. However, most of those studies focused on the graduates of teacher training programs. In Turkey, graduates of English Language and Literature (ELL) departments are also qualified to be an English teacher as long as they have a teaching certificate given by the universities after an intensive program called as pedagogical formation. This study focused on the teacher candidates, who are graduates of ELL programs. More specifically, it aimed to investigate what those teacher candidates think they have learned through their intensive and short teaching practicum experience and the challenges they have met. For this purpose, the study adopted qualitative research methodology and 8 participants took part in the study. The data were collected via reflective journals and semi-structured questionnaires and were analyzed through thematic content analysis. Results indicated that student teachers’ learning outcomes could be grouped under three themes such as pedagogical strategies, developing professional identity and developing positive feelings whereas the challenges could be grouped under four themes such as classroom management, time management, mixed ability classes and difficulties in using technology. Based on the findings, some recommendations were yielded.

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 Genç, Gülten

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Pre-service teacher education; pedagogical formation; teaching practicum; teaching English as a foreign language; teacher training
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Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { jlls631531, journal = {Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies}, issn = {1305-578X}, address = {}, publisher = {Hacettepe Üniversitesi}, year = {2019}, volume = {15}, pages = {895 - 913}, doi = {10.17263/jlls.631531}, title = {Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum}, key = {cite}, author = {Köksal, Dinçay} }
APA Köksal, D . (2019). Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum . Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies , 15 (3) , 895-913 . DOI: 10.17263/jlls.631531
MLA Köksal, D . "Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum" . Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 15 (2019 ): 895-913 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/jlls/issue/49436/631531>
Chicago Köksal, D . "Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum". Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 15 (2019 ): 895-913
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ISNAD Köksal, Dinçay . "Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum". Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 15 / 3 (Ekim 2019): 895-913 . https://doi.org/10.17263/jlls.631531
AMA Köksal D . Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. 2019; 15(3): 895-913.
Vancouver Köksal D . Learning while teaching: Student teachers’ reflections on their teaching practicum. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. 2019; 15(3): 895-913.