Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(12), pp. 2807 - 2814
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061214
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Investigation of Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Turkish Foreign Language Teacher Candidates Oriented Instructional Strategies


Murat Aydın 1,*, Fatma Açık 2
1 Faculty of Education, Amasya University, Amasya, Turkey
2 Gazi Faculty of Education, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to determine the pedagogical content knowledge of Turkish teacher candidates for instructional strategies while teaching Turkish as a foreign language. One of the theories that are based on educating prospective teachers in a qualified and equipped manner is pedagogical content knowledge. In this study, the instructional strategies that one of the pedagogical content knowledge components and the pedagogical content knowledge of the teacher candidates were examined and how much they can apply the information, methods, techniques and strategies they have. The sample of this research, which is one of the qualitative research methods, consists of 47 senior class teacher candidates in Amasya University Turkish Language Department. In the study "Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language Instructional Strategies Knowledge Test" was used as a data collection tool that developed by the researcher. Knowledge test consisting of six open-ended questions for cognitive process steps and the implementation step; a total of six experts, including four field experts and two assessment experts were consulted. The data of the study was carried out by descriptive analysis method to evaluate pedagogical content knowledge. According to the results of the study, it was determined that the teacher candidates have not difficulty in the questions about determining the teaching methods, techniques and student errors. However, they have difficulty in the applications to eliminate student errors.

KEYWORDS
Instructional Strategies, Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, Teacher Candidates, Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Cite this paper
Murat Aydın , Fatma Açık . "Investigation of Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Turkish Foreign Language Teacher Candidates Oriented Instructional Strategies." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.12 (2018) 2807 - 2814. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061214.