Abstract


THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND PEDAGOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL: A RESEARCH ON PROSPECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS

In this study, it was aimed to examine the relationship between academic achievement and pedagogical knowledge and skill. The research consisted of a total of 1422 prospective teachers studying in the physical education and sports teaching department of state universities affiliated to the Higher Education Institution in different geographical regions of Turkey and the Faculties of Sports Sciences and Physical Education and Sports Schools continuing their education life within these universities. The sample of this group consisted of 376 prospective teachers determined by simple random sampling method. In the study, the participants were asked to answer the personal information form, general academic grade point averages and the Pedagogical Knowledge and Skills Scale. In the study, statistical operations were performed using a statistical program in a computer environment. The academic achievement levels of the participants and their scores from the pedagogical knowledge and skill scale were presented as arithmetic mean and standard deviation. Pearson ®correlation analysis was applied to reveal the relationships in the scales. As a result, it was determined that prospective teachers' academic achievement and pedagogical knowledge and skills were above average, and that academic achievement and pedagogical knowledge and skills were positively related at a low level. However, no relationship was found between academic achievement and teaching support sub-dimension. This is thought to be due to the academic achievement profiles of prospective teachers who come to the department of physical education in the education and training process before reaching this stage.



Keywords

Academic Achievement, Pedagogical Knowledge and Skills, Physical Education and Sports, Prospective Teacher


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