Tuğba UUYGUN
(Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat Üniversitesi, Eğitim Fakültesi, Antalya, Türkiye)
PINAR GÜNER
(İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa, Hasan Ali Yücel Eğitim Fakültesi, İstanbul, Türkiye)
Yıl: 2021Cilt: 17Sayı: 1ISSN: 1305-5429 / 1306-7850Sayfa Aralığı: 22 - 40İngilizce

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Van Hiele Levels of Geometric Thinking and Constructivist-Based Teaching Practices
This study aimed to establish the relationship between pre-service elementary mathematics teachers’ (PEMTs) van Hiele geometric thinking levels and their constructivist-based teaching practices. In order to address the research questions framing this study, data related to the PEMTs’ van Hiele geometry reasoning stages were gathered through the van Hiele Geometry Test (VHGT). In addition, constructivist-based teaching practice was examined by conducting the observation protocol named as Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) to the 108 PEMTs. Moreover, interviews were conducted to 15 Turkish PEMTs in order to obtain detailed information about the research question. The results of the data analysis represented that there was a statistically significant positive correlation between the PEMTs’ constructivist-based teaching practice and their van Hiele geometry reasoning levels. As a conclusion, the PEMTs having high level of van Hiele geometry thinking were likely to enact their teaching practices more appropriately to the constructivist approach.
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