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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(9), 681-684
DOI: 10.12691/EDUCATION-4-9-6
Original Research

Future Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge and Skills in Selection of Teaching Methods

Iryna V. Kolesnikova1,

1Department of Pedagogy and Methodology of Primary Education, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kiev, Ukraine

Pub. Date: June 14, 2016

Cite this paper

Iryna V. Kolesnikova. Future Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge and Skills in Selection of Teaching Methods. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(9):681-684. doi: 10.12691/EDUCATION-4-9-6

Abstract

Evolution of creative thinking of future elementary school teachers to enhance the formation of skills in order to design a learning process by selecting an appropriate teaching method has not yet been adequately evaluated. It is important to select a well designed method which might be a key to achieve the goal. The present study aimed to analyse the formation of future elementary school teachers’ ability to select a teaching method in the traditional system of general didactic training in Ukraine, which has not been reported previously. Three hundred and eighty seven students were enrolled and three groups were established: group 1 (2nd year), group 2 (3rd year), and group 3 (5th year). The questions and scales were designed and the interview as well as theorethical and practical tasks were performed accordingly.The results indicated that students in groups 1 and 2 obtained higher score in knowledge task compared to the group 3. In addition, the level of knowledge in group 3 decreased while the skill level increased. The results of our study highlight that the refreshing didactical knowledge during teaching practice courses for future elementary teachers was neglected.

Keywords

future elementary teachers, knowledge and skills, general didactic training, teaching methods, selection and design of teaching methods

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