Teaching Practice Course During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Turkey: From the Perspective of Primary School Mathematics Pre-service Teachers, Practice Teachers, and Practice Instructors
The aim of this study is to evaluate the teaching practice course within the scope of an unusual mathematics course from the perspective of pre-service teachers, practice teachers, and practice instructor. This research was carried out with the help of action research, which is one of the qualitative research patterns. In this research, the researcher is personally involved in the process, and with a qualitative approach, the teaching practice course is aimed to be evaluated by all the people involved in the process (pre-service teacher, practice teacher, practice instructor). The sample of the study consists of eight pre-service teachers, two practice teachers, and one practice instructor. The data of the study were collected during 2 semesters, including the fall and spring semesters of the 2020-2021 academic year. According to the results obtained, practice teachers and the practice instructor generally expressed negative opinions about the teaching practice course being conducted during the pandemic process, while pre-service teachers expressed both positive and negative opinions. When the negative opinions of pre-service teachers, practice teachers, and the practice instructor regarding the teaching practice course were examined, it was seen that negative opinions usually arose depending on the learning environment. In this study, the teaching practice course was evaluated in the dimensions of pre-service teachers, practice teachers, and the practice instructor. Students can also be involved in this process in the next studies.
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