International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2023, Vol. 14(3) 69-91

Digital Stories, Real Solutions: The Classroom Management Journey of Teacher Candidates

Özge Öztekin Bayır & Funda Ergüleç

pp. 69 - 91   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2308-27-0007.R1

Published online: September 27, 2023  |   Number of Views: 76  |  Number of Download: 184


The purpose of this study is to examine the views of teacher candidates regarding potential problems related to classroom management that they may encounter when they start their profession, as well as the problem-solving strategies they develop for these problems, through digital stories. Additionally, the experiences they went through during the process of creating digital stories are to be revealed. The emotions, thoughts, and experiences of teacher candidates in relation to the process were analyzed using the digital stories they prepared themselves. The study was conducted within the scope of the Classroom Management course during the spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. The participants of the study consist of 70 preschool teacher candidates who are in their third and fourth years at the Faculty of Education. Data was collected using digital stories created by teacher candidates and a form prepared by the researcher, consisting of two open-ended questions. The obtained data were analyzed using content analysis method. As a result of the analysis, the findings were categorized under three main themes: (i) classroom management problems that teacher candidates focus on in their digital stories, (ii) problem-solving strategies that teacher candidates emphasize in their digital stories, and (iii) experiences during the process of creating digital stories.

Keywords: Teacher candidate, classroom management, digital story

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Bayir, O.O. & Ergulec, F. (2023). Digital Stories, Real Solutions: The Classroom Management Journey of Teacher Candidates . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(3), 69-91. doi: 10.29329/ijrte.2023.598.06

Bayir, O. and Ergulec, F. (2023). Digital Stories, Real Solutions: The Classroom Management Journey of Teacher Candidates . International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 14(3), pp. 69-91.

Chicago 16th edition
Bayir, Ozge Oztekin and Funda Ergulec (2023). "Digital Stories, Real Solutions: The Classroom Management Journey of Teacher Candidates ". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 14 (3):69-91. doi:10.29329/ijrte.2023.598.06.

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