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Problem-Posing Skills and Thinking Styles of Preservice Teachers


Deparment of Mathematics Education, Hasan Ali Yücel Faculty of Education, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, İstanbul, Turkey

HAYEF: Journal of Education 2021; 18: 254-277
DOI: 10.5152/hayef.2021.21003
Read: 2675 Downloads: 921 Published: 18 June 2021

The purpose of this study was to investigate the problem-posing skills of preservice teachers and to examine the relationship between their problem-posing skills, thinking styles, and academic achievement. A total of 32 senior preservice middle school mathematics teachers posed a problem, and they completed the thinking style inventory. A rubric for evaluation of problem-posing skills was used to analyze the problems with a qualitative approach. It was found that the problem-posing skills of preservice teachers were high, but they were set to pose routine problems. It was found that there was no significant relationship not only between problem-posing skills and thinking styles but also between academic achievement and problem-posing skills of preservice teachers. The findings also showed that academic achievement was significantly, positively, and moderately related to executive, hierarchical, and internal thinking styles, whereas it was significantly, negatively, and moderately related to external thinking style.

Cite this article as: Güner, P. (2021). Problem-Posing Skills and Thinking Styles of Preservice Teachers. HAYEF: Journal of Education, 18(2), 254-277.

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