Learning how to create lesson plans: first year preservice mathematics teachers’ experience in university within school model

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2021-2-15
Özkan, Betül
The aim of this study was to examine how first year preservice mathematics teachers (PSMTs) in different levels integrate feedback given by a course instructor and classmates into their lesson plans. Moreover, the study investigated how PSMTs evaluated their performance during lesson planning process. The case study design was used to get detail information about first year PSMTs’ experience in University within School Model. Seventeen freshmen preservice mathematics teachers who were enrolled in Undergraduate Programme in Mathematics Education Department at a foundation university were selected via purposive sampling method. According to third draft of lesson plans, PSMTs were categorized as high and low levels. Data was collected in the fall semester of the 2018-2019 academic year through three drafts of lesson plans, voice records of meetings with the course instructor, field notes from observations, semi-structured interviews, and survey. These data collection tools except semi-structured interviews were applied to all participants in the study. At the end of the semester, semi-structured interviews were conducted with two pairs. An existing theoretical framework of Fink’s integrated course design (2003) was used to analyze data. The findings of this study explored that a vast majority of given feedback by the course instructor focused on selecting appropriate teaching/learning activities and consideration for possible problems including students’ different thinking. In this regard, University within School Model was suggested to implement since this model encourages freshmen PSMTs via one-to-one teaching. Therefore, PSMTs who are enrolled in a university implementing this model gain experience in the field earlier.
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B. Özkan, “Learning how to create lesson plans: first year preservice mathematics teachers’ experience in university within school model,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.