Project Development in Authentic Environments: A Case for Preservice Students
Nuray Temur Gedik, Ercan Kiraz, M. Yasar Ozden, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The aim of this study is to present the process of engaging preservice students in authentic learning environment during their project development, and to investigate the student perspectives to that environment. In this regard, all the processes that the students were engaged are described. The data of this case study was collected through in-depth interviews with 10 students, and document analyses; and analyzed with the content analysis method. The study showed that engaging students in authentic learning environments yielded learning that is perceived as a valuable experience in means of; a) being a real-life task, b) enhancing metacognition for their own learning, c) motivating towards the course, d) project making with groups. It can be concluded when a process is introduced to learners by holding them to be in such a process, it becomes more meaningful to the students.
Temur Gedik, N., Kiraz, E. & Ozden, M.Y. (2006). Project Development in Authentic Environments: A Case for Preservice Students. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1439-1446). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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