The Effect of the Literature Circle Technique on Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes towards Book Reading Habit

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Year-Number: 2022-Volume 14, Issue 3
Number of pages: 651-669
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The literature circle, one of the collaborative learning techniques that can be used in developing reading skills and gaining reading habit, is a reading activity in which students read the books they choose with their group mates and discuss the chapters they read in accordance with the roles they have chosen. Based on this, in this study, it was aimed to determine the effect of literature circle technique on Turkish teacher candidates' attitude towards reading habit and to determine their opinions about literature circle technique. In order to serve this purpose, a 9-week practice in which the literature circle technique was used was conducted with Turkish preservice teachers. The descriptive pattern of the mixed method was used in the study. In the quantitative research part; a quasi-experimental design with pretest, posttest, experimental and control groups was preferred. The study group of the research consists of 75 preservice teachers studying in the Turkish language teaching department of a state university. The data were collected using the “Attitude Scale Regarding Reading Habits” developed by Gömleksiz (2004) and a semi-structured interview form. The attitude scale was applied as a pre-test and a post-test, and the interview form was administered after the application. According to the findings, it has been observed that the literature circle technique has a positive effect on developing preservice teachers' attitudes towards reading habits.

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