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Researching ELT: Classroom Methodology and Beyond

Dincay Köksal

This book is an outcome of the 9th ELT Research Conference organised by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. The papers in this volume illustrate some of the key research interests and priorities for English language teaching in Turkey and provide significant insights into a range of contemporary issues and practices in the field. The papers present research focusing on issues in the areas of technology, learners, teacher training and post-graduate education, which have been gathered together in four sections, each section containing articles covering several different aspects of the topic in question.

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Pre-Service Teacher Cognition: A Case Study in Pedagogical Formation Certificate Program (Ayhan Kahraman)

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Ayhan Kahraman29

Dumlupınar University, Turkey

Pre-Service Teacher Cognition: A Case Study in Pedagogical Formation Certificate Program

Abstract: In the last three decades, the studies of teachers’ beliefs on learning and teaching have risen as one of the main inquiries in the field of teacher education. Understanding the beliefs on what teaching and learning is to the teacher candidates involved in the pedagogical formation course program is critical as it may also play a fundamental role in their future practice in ELT. Using quantitative studies, the aim was to investigate the beliefs and assumptions of these teacher candidates in order to provide results not only to teachers, but also to similar teaching training programs in and outside Turkish context. The study was conducted with 60 pre-service teachers at Dumlupınar University and two questionnaires as pre- and post-tests.

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