Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(10), pp. 1782 - 1794
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051017
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Evaluation of Mathematics Teacher Candidates' the Ellipse Knowledge According to the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy


Aytaç Kurtuluş 1,*, Tuba Ada 2
1 Faculty of Education, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
2 Faculty of Education, Anadolu University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In this study, the teacher candidates who learnt to find the algebraic equation corresponding to geometric structure of the ellipse in analytic geometry classes were requested to find the algebraic representations corresponding to the structures that contained ellipses in different positions. Thus, it would be possible to determine higher order thinking skills of the teacher candidates' ellipse knowledge in the applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating categories according to the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. The results showed that the teacher candidates in the Applying category completed the Remembering and Understanding categories since the learning outcomes in cognitive learning domain regarding the ellipse knowledge are in hierarchical order. Therefore, the teacher candidates' overall achievement level was in the Applying category at minimum. In addition, the results revealed that about two-thirds of the teacher candidates were in Analyzing, Evaluating or Creating categories of higher-order cognitive learning domain in terms of analytically examining ellipses.

KEYWORDS
Analytical Examination of the Ellipse, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Mathematics Pre-service Teacher

Cite this paper
Aytaç Kurtuluş , Tuba Ada . "Evaluation of Mathematics Teacher Candidates' the Ellipse Knowledge According to the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.10 (2017) 1782 - 1794. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051017.