Practice in Education: A Comparison Between the Faculty of Education and Faculty of Medicine

Elif Afşar, Özlem Doğan


The study aims to investigate the importance of practical education.  The results have revealed that only one year practice might not be enough for teacher trainees. A questionnaire was applied on 26 students in the faculty of education and 26 students in the faculty of medicine at Uludag University, in addition to an interview with an Associate Professor of English Language Teaching and a medical doctor in the Faculty of Medicine at Uludag University. This study attempted to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. The research has shown positive effects of practising besides the theoretical knowledge. This topic of research was chosen because it was realized that there is insufficient practice in the faculty of education. It was aimed to find out to whether the matter was serious in the faculty of education and to what degree by comparing the faculty of medicine where students claim to have more opportunities for practice.

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