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Volume :42 Issue : 161 2016      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Introduction to Programs of the College of Education Course: An Evaluative Study .

Auther : Dr. Ali I. AL-Houli - Dr. Alanoud M. AL-Rashidi

     This study aimed to evaluate a newly required course of study offered by the College of Education al Kuwait University within the framework of the Constructivist Theory of Learning (CTL) from famale learnirs' perspective, The study focused on assessing and evaluating the course from three main areas: (1) the extent of achieving specified learning objectives; (2) the extent of employing activites associated with the CTL; and (3) the overall benefits from the course in terms of selecting study majors and determining if teaching is the desired profession. The researchers used survey methodology to conduct this study through the application of a questionnaire that consisted of 32 items. A homogenous sample was used (n=1367) to eliminate the effects of other variables. Descriptive statistical analysis revealed the following: (1) the course inadequately achieved the learning objectives related to identifying university education and the educational system in Kuwait; (2) the course did not achieve the learning objectives related to identifying teaching as a profession; (3) instructors did not utlilize learning activities associated with the CTL and those stated in the course syllabus; and (4) the course had a weak effect on assisting learners to choose thier majors and/or to determine if teaching is indeed the appropriate profession for them. Recommendations of this study included: (1) revising the content of the course; (2) training instructors to employ activities associated with the CTL; and (3) conducting further evaluative studies to assess ne4w courses offered by the College of Education.
 

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