EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS FROM TWO TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS IN SHARED COURSE
Pages: 221-229 Published: 20 Oct 2023
Abstract: This qualitative research is action research that examined the learning experiences of teaching students from two different training programs who participated in the "learning based on physical activity" course. Ten students in the "Physical Education Training Program" (PETP) and twenty-seven students in the "Elementary School Teaching Training Program" (ESTP) participated in the study. The research tools included a reflective diary that each student wrote weekly during the semester as part of the course assignments and semi-structured interviews with each participant. The research questions are: 1. How do students from two training programs perceive the learning experience in a shared course? 2. What are the students' perspectives of the two training programs after participating in a shared course ?The research findings indicate the complexity of cooperative learning that at the beginning of the course, the students expressed dissatisfaction with the partnership in the course, while later in the course, they cooperated and noted the mutual learning and their professional development. The study recommends that teacher training colleges and universities initiate joint courses for students from different training programs to promote integrative student learning. Such an experience the teaching students will lead to significant integrative learning and later will also be transferred to children in the schools.
Cite this article: Yehudit Salfati. EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS FROM TWO TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS IN SHARED COURSE. Journal of International Scientific Publications: Educational Alternatives 21, 221-229 (2023). https://www.scientific-publications.net/en/article/1002583/