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Original article | Turkish Journal of Teacher Education 2015, Vol. 4(1) 18-29

Pre-service Teachers’ Learning Styles and Attitudes toward Teaching Profession

Fatma Kayan Fadlelmula

pp. 18 - 29   |  Manu. Number: tujted.2015.002

Published online: June 30, 2015  |   Number of Views: 78  |  Number of Download: 941


Abstract

This study examines pre-service teachers’ learning styles and attitudes toward teaching profession, and determines the impact of learning styles on their attitudes toward teaching, by analyzing various factors including gender, teaching program, grade level, grade point average, and type of graduated high school. Participants were 1321 pre-service teachers, studying in a middle sized public university, located in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Data were collected during the fall semester of 2013-2014 academic year, from nine teacher education programs. Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory and Attitude Scale towards the Profession of Teaching were used as data collection instruments. Results revealed that pre-service teachers mainly had converging and assimilating learning styles, and they showed positive attitudes towards teaching profession. The mean attitude score of convergers was significantly higher than divergers, and assimilators; while, the mean attitude score of accommodators was not significantly different from others. In addition, there were significant association between learning styles and gender, teaching program, grade level, and grade point average; however, no association between learning styles and type of high school graduated. Moreover, there were significant differences in pre-service teachers’ attitude scores considering their gender, teaching program, grade level, grade point average, and type of graduated high school.

Keywords: Learning styles, attitude, teaching profession, teacher education


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Fadlelmula, F.K. (2015). Pre-service Teachers’ Learning Styles and Attitudes toward Teaching Profession. Turkish Journal of Teacher Education, 4(1), 18-29.

Harvard
Fadlelmula, F. (2015). Pre-service Teachers’ Learning Styles and Attitudes toward Teaching Profession. Turkish Journal of Teacher Education, 4(1), pp. 18-29.

Chicago 16th edition
Fadlelmula, Fatma Kayan (2015). "Pre-service Teachers’ Learning Styles and Attitudes toward Teaching Profession". Turkish Journal of Teacher Education 4 (1):18-29.

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