Reflections on Common Mistakes of Prospective Teachers During Practicum
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Mahmood Ul Hassan, Muhammad Qasim Ali
Iqbal, M. Z., Hassan, M. U., & Ali, M. Q. (2015). Reflections on Common Mistakes of Prospective Teachers During Practicum. Journal of Policy Research, 1(1), 9-20.
This paper examines the common mistakes of prospective teachers during practicum. Major objective of the paper was to study the common mistakes of prospective teachers during practicum. Quantitative data was collected through questionnaire from 800 prospective teachers and 80 prospective teachers (i.e 10% of total sample) were observed. Descriptive analysis was made to see the tendencies of the quantitative data and qualitative data was analyzed though content analysis approach. During practicum prospective teachers are provided with a chance to learn teaching skills. This paper explores how many prospective teachers were aware from their mistakes and attempt to overcome the shortcomings of delivery of lesson. Results revealed that majority of teachers experienced lack of confidence, start or end their lessons abruptly, failed to ensure student’s participation in lesson and adopt authoritative behaviour with students. Majority of prospective teachers were aware about their mistakes and failed to view learning as an active process by ensuring students feedback.
Prospective Teachers, Reflective Practices, Professional Development, Common Mistakes, Teaching Practicum
Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)
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