Teacher candidates' opinions about student resistance

SEVER D., Kucukyilmaz E. A., SAĞLAM M., GÜVEN M.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.4604-4612 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.738
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.4604-4612
  • Keywords: Student resistance, primary education, teacher, student, teaching-learning process, CLASSROOM
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


One of the factors that affect teaching-learning process is student resistance behaviors. Student resistance is generally described as negative, rebelling and inappropriate behaviors. In order to provide effective learning and also to relieve given efforts, it is necessary to eliminate student resistance behaviors. Depending on this necessity, in order to determine students' resistance behaviors semi-structured interviews were carried out with 9 Primary School Education Program students taking 'Teaching Practice' course in 2008-2009 Spring Term. According to descriptive analysis of results, it was found out that the most common student resistance behaviors' are avoiding from joining lessons, not paying attention in lessons, ignoring the teacher and labeling his/her friends. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.