Examining The Curriculum Literacy, Pedagogical Knowledge and Skill Levels of Preservice Teachers
Curriculum Literacy, Pedagogical Knowledge and Skill
Curriculum literacy includes the concepts of curriculum and literacy in one concept. Pedagogical knowledge is a classroom management competence and skill related to teaching and learning process. The aim of this study was to examine preservice teachers’ curriculum literacy levels and their pedagogical knowledge and skills. This research sample, a correlational model, consists of 213 preservice teachers studying at a state university in the Eastern Anatolia Region. The Curriculum Literacy Scale and Pedagogical Knowledge and Skills Scale were used to collect the research data. Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal-Wallis test were used to analyze the data. It was understood that preservice teachers had positive opinions on curriculum literacy and pedagogical knowledge and skills scales. There was no significant difference between preservice teachers’ curriculum literacy levels related to gender variable. However, a significant difference was found in the reading sub-dimension of curriculum literacy with reference to the grade variable. Although there was no statistically significant difference between the pedagogical knowledge and skills of preservice teachers in relation to the grade variable, a significant difference was observed in all sub-dimensions of the grade variable. As a result, it was also found that there was a moderate positive correlation between preservice teachers’ curriculum literacy levels and their pedagogical knowledge and skills levels.
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