EXAMINATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER'S OPINIONS ON THE RESEARCH PROJECT COURSE
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Keywords:Physical education, Teacher Candidate, Research Project Lesson
It is of great importance to carry out scientific research and to introduce new things in the educational environment. Therefore, the research project course has become one of the important courses in the education process. The aim of this study is to examine the opinions of physical education teacher candidates about the research project course. The research is a qualitative study. The research group consists of 20 physical education teacher candidates and this study group was determined by the maximum diversity sampling method. In the research, face-to-face interview technique was used on a voluntary basis with 20 physical education teacher candidates studying at Gaziantep University Faculty of Sport Sciences. In the research, using the interview method, which is one of the qualitative research methods, the data obtained were analyzed by the content analysis method. As a result of the research, it was seen that the physical education teacher candidates found the research project course important and beneficial in terms of academic development in general. Teacher candidates participating in the research; It has come to the fore that they have problems in the data collection process and subject selection. In addition, physical education teacher candidates in terms of gains within the scope of the course; They stated that they provided scientific development and contributed in terms of research skills and thinking skills. The research group stated that they received support from their advisor and graduate students during the course. In addition, physical education teacher candidates; It was concluded that the course should be given importance, the student should be informed sufficiently within the course, it is a course that should be held every semester, the course hours should be increased, the advisor-student communication should be ensured and the groups formed should be compatible with each other.
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