An investigation of teaching practice course exams of “Darülmuallim”

An investigation of teaching practice course exams


  • Gönül Türkan DEMİR Amasya University


Teacher training is one of the important points in the creation of a successful education system. There are three basic elements in teacher education as general culture, field knowledge and pedagogical formation knowledge. However, from past to present, educators have emphasized that applied education is as important as theoretical education in qualified teacher education. The subject of this study is the practice lesson exam questions and evaluation of exams in Darulmuallim, the first teacher training institution in Turkish education history. The study is important in terms of both the history of education and modern educational sciences since it deals with concrete examples of teacher education and teaching practice in the period under consideration. The study was carried out with the historical case study design, one of the qualitative research methods. The two texts published in Tedrisat Journal in 1912 and 1913, published by the teachers of Darulmuallim, are the main data sources of the study. The data were obtained through the document analysis method. The content of the questions asked in the teaching practice course in 1912 and the distribution by subject, the application of the practice exam and the evaluation process constitute the main findings of the study. As a result of the study, it was found that in the teaching practice exams in Darulmuallim, senior students told a topic they chose with lots in the practice school. It was understood that the assessment of the exam was carried out by the pre-service teacher, classmates and the practice lesson teacher by discussion method. The results obtained in the study are of the nature to bring a theoretical basis to today's teaching practices as well as shed light on the past.