Pre-service Teachers’ Opinion about Inquiry-Based Learning Through Kindergarten Space

Marina Sounoglou

Abstract


The research process is a safe way for children to learn. The inquiry-based learning in kindergarten enables children to deepen their knowledge and expand it on existing ones. The kindergarten space contributes to it depending on its layout and how it is utilized of them. The methodology that used was the qualitative discourse analysis in the submitted minutes of students' activities and evaluations coded for the concept of inquiry-based learning. The research sample consists of the texts of 159 pre-service teachers from the School of Preschool Education of the University of Thessaly. The results make it clear that, based on the research questions posed in the present study, pre-service teachers believe that inquiry-based learning can be cultivated in relation to the way that the space is shaped.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v11i3.15432

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