Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2008

Full Length Research Paper

Implications of training student teachers of pre-schooling through micro-teaching activities for a classroom with mentally-disabled students

Sabahattin Deniz
Mugla University, Egitim Fakultesi, TR-48170 Kotekli, Mugla, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 March 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2010

Abstract

 

The aim of this study is to explore whether there is a difference between the student teachers’ opinions about in-class teaching skills before and after applying micro-teaching. This study was carried out with the participation of second-year students of the Child Development Program of a Vocational School in the full term of 2005 - 2006 academic years. The opinions of the student teachers about in-class teaching skills were obtained via a questionnaire consisting of 31 items. In the opinions of the student teachers, regarding 25 items out of 31, significant differences were observed before and after micro-teaching applications. Following micro-teaching activities, while self-confidence of the student teachers and their in-class teaching skills increased, their concerns about classroom management were observed to dissipate.

 

Key words: Teaching strategies, micro-teaching, children with mental disabilities, teacher training, teaching skills.