Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Views on Peer Learning


  •  Jale IPEK    

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the preservice teachers’ views on the process after entering Code.org and block-based programming (Scratch) training programs, which are carried out by the peer learning method. The study group of the research consists of 41 preservice teachers at the Computer Education and Instructional Technologies departments of a state university and took the Special Teaching Methods 2 course in the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. Considering the criteria determined by the researcher, 7 preservice teachers were selected as educators. As students, 34 preservice teachers participated in the study. In this study, a qualitative research method was used to determine the opinions of preservice teachers on the Code.org and Scratch training programs, which are carried out by the peer learning method. As a data collection tool, the opinion form for the Code.org training programs, the structure of opinion determination on the Scratch training programs, and the personal information form were used. The total duration of the study consists of eight weeks. Data from the preservice teachers were collected weekly using data collection tools and a content analysis technique used in the analysis of the data. At the end of the study, the opinions of the preservice teachers on the study conducted with the peer learning method were determined. It can be said that preservice teacher generally has positive views on peer learning and are satisfied with the peer learning method.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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