A Case Study on Preservice Primary School Teachers’ Flower Care at School within the Scope of Community Service Practices Course

Zeynep Doğan

Abstract


The aim of this study is to present the details of a practice that is carried out within the scope of Community Service
Practices Course from a scientific perspective. And also to investigate the views of the pre-service teachers related to
the topic. Research design is determined as a case study method. For the data collection, interview method was used
from qualitative data collection methods. The sample is composed of 8 pre-service primary school teachers. Within the
relevant course, a potted flower to be determined by the pre-service teachers was planted in a pot in a suitable place in
the faculty, and the students were given the task of undertaking all kinds of care for the flower during the semester.
Semi-structured interviews with the pre-service teachers were held at the end of the term and their opinions were taken.
According to the results, all of the pre-service teachers find the implementation useful and important for their teaching
career. They stated that they got information about flower care, they gained awareness and they were impressed
affectively.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n1p172

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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