Competencies (specific Area And Learning-teaching ) Of Turkish Music Teacher Candidates Taking Pedagogical Formation Training
The study was designed by using both quantitative and qualitative study methods. This study has employed “criterion sampling method”, one of the purposive sampling methods. The participants in the study consisted of 21 teacher candidates taking pedagogical formation training at Education Faculty at a university located in Mediterranean region of Turkey during spring semester of 2015-2016 academic year. A “Personal Information Form”, “Music Education Specific Area Competency Questionnaire ”and “performance indicators form” developed by the researcher were used as data collection tools. Based on the study results, it was determined that the teacher candidates considered themselves competent in specific areas. An evaluation of competencies associated with the teaching and learning process showed that prospective teachers were poorly qualified in planning the course, material preparation and organization of learning environments.