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Abstract

The main purpose of this study, which was realized in the qualitative research design, is to determine postgraduate student expectations of their lecturers. The study group is composed of master and doctoral students from different universities enrolled in Educational Sciences Institute that “seeks to prepare candidates as highly qualified education professionals capable of functioning in the current and dynamic field of education.” A case study design was employed in this study. The data of the study were collected by a semi-structured interview form consisting of five open-ended questions. “Content analysis method” was used in the analysis phase of data. Five themes, each with categories, were identified and were compared to findings in the literature. As a result of the study, it can be said that lecturers need to regularly update their skills and knowledge in order to maintain an effective teaching activity in the context of professional development. They should also avoid traditional methods and support their courses with materials. The university education should not only consist of teaching courses for the lecturers, but also social relations should be developed especially for both the university students and the university itself by establishing relations with the close environment.

Keywords

Postgraduate Students, Lecturers, Views, Expectations, Case Study

Author Bio(s)

Şenol Orakcı is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Aksaray University in Turkey. His scholarship focuses on teacher education, curriculum studies, and international education. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: senolorak@gmail.com.

Publication Date

1-25-2020

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