Pre-service teachers’ perceptions and experiences: Courses based on the active learning model and environment

Dağ F., Şumuer E., Durdu L.

Journal of Learning Spaces, vol.8, no.2, pp.41-56, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Journal of Learning Spaces
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-56
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


An active learning environment is a technology-enriched and interactive physical space convenient for applying cooperative, active and engaged learning. It allows focus on engaging experiences for students and faculty. This study investigated pre-service teachers’ perceptions and experiences in courses in an active learning environment. Eighty pre-service teachers participated in two separate courses designed according to active learning strategies in an active learning classroom. Findings indicated that participants’ perceptions about the courses were positive for cognitive awareness, respectability, individual responsibility, cooperation and active participation. Further, their perceptions and experiences regarding the active learning model and environment were positive. Participants also expressed their views about using an active environment in the learning process and instructors conducting courses in these environments.