Pre-service EFL Teachers’ Reflective Thinking Levels and Cognitive Presence in Online Learning Settings: A Correlational Study
Exploring the Principles of Reflective Practice in ELT - Research and Perspectives from Turkey - Bahar Gün
Ceyhun Yükselir [+]
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Turkey
Ceyhun Yükselir (PhD) is an associate professor of English language teaching at the department of English language and literature, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, where he teaches Academic Writing, Research Methods, Teaching Language Skills, Literature in Language Teaching and Linguistics. His research interests include teacher education, reflective teaching, learner autonomy, technology integration in EFL classes and applied linguistics with ELT focus.
Saadet Korucu-Kış [+]
Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
Saadet Korucu-Kış is an Assistant Professor in the English Language Teaching Department of Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya. She holds a BA, MA, and PhD in English Language Teaching. Her research interests relate to teacher education, technology-enhanced language learning, instructional design, and reflective practice.
In the second chapter, Yükselir and Korucu-Kıs present their study on exploring the pre-service teachers’ reflective inquiry skills, specifically focusing on digital technologies, and how developing reflective thinking in an online-education setting can improve cognitive presence. Throughout the chapter, the authors seek to understand the relationship between level of reflective thinking and cognitive presence, and the data analysis clearly points to a positive correlation between the two. The chapter carries important implications for pre-service teacher education contexts, by highlighting the mutual influences of reflective thinking and cognitive presence.