Equipped or not? Investigating pre-service teachers? 21st century skills


GELMEZ BURAKGAZİ S. , Karsantik Y., Aktan T., AYAZ M. A. , Buge B. C. , Karatas F., ...More

ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.39, no.4, pp.451-468, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02188791.2019.1671803
  • Title of Journal : ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.451-468

Abstract

This study investigates pre-service teachers? twenty-first-century skills using a quantitative survey design. Four hundred and two senior pre-service teachers studying at a state university in Turkey participated in the study. Their twenty-first-century skills were explored through different variables such as the pre-service teacher education programme, gender, cumulative grade point, and foreign language level. The major results indicated that pre-service teachers? scores on twenty-first-century skills were high and that only foreign language level had a significant effect, to the benefit of pre-service teachers with advanced level of foreign language proficiency. Implications for teacher education are presented.