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Determining the Teacher Candidates’ “Effective Learning Styles” on Natural Disasters

Author(s): Nurettin ÖZGEN | Ülkü ESER ÜNALDI | Recep BİNDAK

Journal: Journal of Kirsehir Education Faculty
ISSN 1302-5007

Volume: 12;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 303;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Geography teaching | Learning styles | Natural disasters | Teacher candidates

The purpose of this study is to determine the most effective learning styles for teacher candidates about natural disasters. As there is a different learning style for each individual, there is also a unique way of reaching, digesting, and transferring information for every individual. Hence, a Likert style scale form which is including “25” articles is prepared according to the individual, group, kinetically, auditory, visual learning manners preference inventory; and as a sample; views of 281 teacher candidates’ views are consulted. The scale’s Cronbach’s Alpha reliability coefficient is calculated as ,791. The data is analyzed with percentage frequency, one way variance analysis and independent group’s t-test. The level of significance in statistical analysis is determined as 0.05. it has been determined that teacher candidates preferred the subject of “natural disasters” –according to diverse variables- mostly in as “visual learning”, but however that the preference as “individual learning” is a less preferred learning style by teacher candidates.

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