WHAT DO PRE-SERVICE PHYSICS TEACHERS THINK OF STUDY SHEETS?

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Işıl Aykutlu
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Celal Bayrak

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In this study, the aim is to take the views of pre-service teachers on study sheets and evaluate these views. Problem question of the study was determined to be "What are the views of pre-service physics teachers on study sheets?" In this study, which was realized in accordance with the aims of qualitative research, a case study model was utilized. The study group consists of 12 pre-service teachers who are seniors at the department of physics education at a state university during the spring semester. In the study, data were gathered via opinion forms and semi-constructed interviews. The obtained data were analyzed through content analysis. At the end of the study, the following themes came to the fore: “Appropriateness of study sheets for teaching,” “The effect of study sheets on learning,” “and “The applicability of the study sheets." It was determined that concerning study sheets, pre-service teachers think that study sheets can decrease misconceptions, enable meaningful learning, increase interest and attitude, determine the level of readiness, and can be used to relate topics with daily life. Moreover, pre-service teachers indicated that preparing study sheets and applying them takes too much time. At this point, it can be suggested that pre-service teachers make use of computer-aided study sheets to save time.
Keywords: Study sheet, pre-service physics teacher, teaching material.

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