Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children

Johnson, James E.
Sevimli Çelik, Serap
Al-mansour, Monirah
Tuncdemir, Tugce Burcu
Ip Dong, Pool
Play in early childhood education (ECE) is a very broad topic that continues to generate much discussion and debate. Slogans such as “play is the business of childhood” or “play is the child’s way of learning” are still heard but they are becoming less convincing. Voicing slogans such as these often encourages those who are opposed to play in education to dismiss it on the grounds that the idea seems too broad and vague to be a valid and useful basis for teaching and learning. It doesn’t help when ECE programs claiming to be play-centered lack a thoughtful rationale for their play policies and practices or when low-level, unchallenging activities called “play” abound in their indoor and outdoor environments. This threatens the place of play in the ECE by inviting misguided attacks on it and by encouraging educators to devalue play’s importance as a context and medium for development during the early years


Implementation of Education for Sustainability in Turkish Pre-Service Teachers' Practicum
Alici, Sule; Alan, Havva Ayça (2022-01-01)
In this study, we explored early childhood education pre-service teachers' (ECEPTs') understanding and pedagogical application of education for sustainability (EfS) by critically analyzing EfS implementation during ECEPTs' practicum. The study examined the challenges and critical aspects of EfS practices in the practicum, and the relationships among mentor teachers, academic mentors, and ECEPTs. A multiple case study methodology was employed involving two purposefully distinct universities with 14 participa...
Experienced science teachers’ subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge regarding biogeochemical cycles in the context of education for sustainable development
Yılmaz Yendi, Bahar; Öztekin, Ceren; Department of Elementary Education (2019)
This study investigated experienced science teachers’ subject matter (SMK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) regarding biogeochemical cycles in the context of education for sustainable development (ESD). Three science teachers (one male, two females) from different schools participated in the study. In this qualitative research, multiple case studies were used as research design. Data were obtained through interviews, content representations, observations, card sorting activity and teacher documents. ...
Pre-service elementary mathematics teachers’ views about using graphing calculators in elementary school algebra: the case of using Classpad
Kaplan, Merve; Çetinkaya, Bülent; Erbaş, Ayhan Kürşat; Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education (2011)
Mathematics education could and should benefit from technology in order to improve teaching and learning, particularly in topics where visualizations and connections to other concepts are needed. Handheld technologies such as graphing calculators can provide students with visualization, confirmation and exploration of problems and concepts they are learning. Handheld graphing technologies have been taken place widely in elementary and secondary level mathematics courses and considered to be beneficial in va...
Study on teachers classroom management approaches and experiences
Akar, Hanife; Tor, Dürdane; Şahin Sak, İkbal Tuba (2010-01-01)
Classroom management is one of the crucial topics to be discussed in education. Classroom management refers to teaching and learning environments in which the physical setting is organized, procedures such as classroom rules and routines are set to monitor student behavior, and it provides students with optimum learning opportunities. This study is a qualitative study in which the researchers examined the classroom management behaviors of K-8 teachers with different credentials. Nineteen voluntary teachers ...
Exploring the development of pre-service science teachers’ views on nature of science in inquiry-based laboratory instruction
Özgelen, Sinan; Yılmaz Tüzün, Özgül; Department of Educational Sciences (2010)
The purposes of this study were to explore understanding of preservice science teachers’ (PSTs) nature of science (NOS) views during the explicit-reflective and inquiry-based laboratory instruction and investigate PSTs’ perspectives and experiences related to learning NOS aspects in the science laboratory course. This study was carried out during the Laboratory Application in Science II course. A total of 45 PSTs participated to the study. The design of the study was qualitative and exploratory in nature. I...
Citation Formats
J. E. Johnson, S. Sevimli Çelik, M. Al-mansour, T. B. Tuncdemir, and P. Ip Dong, Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children. 2020, p. 175.