INVESTIGATION OF PRE-SERVICE BIOLOGY TEACHERS' SELF-CONFIDENCE CONCERNING TECHNOLOGICAL PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE WITH RESPECT TO SOME VARIABLES


ACARLI D. S.

MIER-JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES TRENDS AND PRACTICES, vol.10, no.1, pp.47-63, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : MIER-JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES TRENDS AND PRACTICES
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-63
  • Keywords: Pre-Service Biology Teachers, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Self-Confidence, SCIENCE, SKILLS

Abstract

The present study aims to determine pre-service biology teachers' self-confidence levels concerning their technological pedagogical content knowledge with respect to variables namely class level and computer knowledge. Designed as a survey, 91 pre-service teachers enrolled in the biology education programme participated in the study. Data were collected by using the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Self-Confidence Scale developed by Graham, Burgoyne, Cantrell, Smith, Clair and Harris (2009) and adapted in Turkish by Timur and Tasar (2011). Findings of the study show that pre-service teachers have a high self-confidence concerning their technological pedagogical content knowledge. It was also found that there was no significant difference in pre-service teachers' self-confidence with respect to the class level. However, it was found that pre-service teachers who had enrolled in a computer course during their education had higher self-confidence.