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Eric.ed.gov – Determining the Study Skills of Student Teachers

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Background: It is known that success of a student is affected by the skills of motivation, time management. Studies have showed that there is positive relationship between academic achievement and study skills of a student. Purpose: It is thought that study skills of learners should be defined to be more successful on teaching-learning process. The aim of this study is to examine the study skills of student teachers if there is a significant difference regarding to discipline and gender. Setting: Research was implemented at Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) in Trabzon city of Turkey in 2007-2008 academic years. Study Sample: The sample of this study consists of 135 student teachers from the Science and Technology Education Program at Department of Primary Science Education and from Department of Secondary Science and Math Education (Physics, Chemistry and Biology Education Programs) in Faculty of Education at KTU. Research Design: Statistical Survey; Data Collection and Analysis: Data gained from a questionnaire developed by Bay et al. (2005) consisting of 26 items on a 5 point likert scale. The scale has three dimensions: motivation, time management and preparation for the exam-exam anxiety. The answers of the students for the scale items were scored from 1 (strongly agree) to 5 (strongly disagree). Data were analyzed by using SPSS version 13.0 for Windows. The cronbach alpha value of scale is 0, 89. Findings: The findings of the questionnaire showed that study skills of student teachers from each department were at the average level. There was not found any significant difference between the study skills of science student teachers on the gender. Conclusion: It is concluded that student teachers have deficiencies about motivation, time management and preparation for an exam. (Contains 5 tables.)

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