Identification of The Physics Subjects That Are Liked/Disliked and Why These Subjects Are Liked/Disliked By Student Teachers / Öğretmen Adaylari Tarafindan Sevilen Ya Da Sevilmeyen Fizik Konularinin Ve Bu Konularinin Neden Sevildiğinin Ya Da Sevilmediğini
In this study, the physics subjects that student teachers liked or disliked and the reasons of why they liked or disliked these subjects were determined. A total of 322 student teachers from different departments participated in the study. As a main data collection tool, an open-ended questionnaire was delivered to the student teachers. Then interviews were conducted with some student teachers to confirm the results obtained from an open-ended questionnaire. The results revealed that student teachers who liked the physics subjects indicated the subjects such as ‘vectors’, ‘torque’ and ‘optics I’ more. On the other hand, student teachers who disliked the physics subjects indicated the subjects such as ‘projectile motion’, and ‘magnetism II’ more. It was found that some of the reasons of why student teachers liked or disliked the physics subjects were closely related to their successfulness in solving some physics problems about the physics subjects, their past learning experiences, and difficulty level of some physics subjects.
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