The effect of educational movies on pedagogical beliefs of pre-service teachers

The effect of educational movies


  • Alpaslan Ay Erzincan Binali Yıldırım Üniversitesi
  • İhsan Ünlü


The aim of this study is to examine the effect of educational movies on the pedagogical beliefs of pre-service teachers. The study was conducted using phenomenology design, one of the qualitative research designs. In the study, 12 educational content movies were used. Criterion sampling, one of the purposeful sampling methods, was used in the study. 25 first-year pre-service teachers were included in the study. Each week a movie was watched and pedagogically and critically oriented discussions were held about the movie. Weekly evaluations were obtained through pre-service teachers' written reports. A semi-structured interview form and film evaluation reports filled out by pre-service teachers were used as data collection tools. The data obtained from the interviews and film evaluation reports before and after the implementation were analyzed comparatively and transformed into findings. When the findings were analyzed, it was concluded that there were changes in pre-service teachers' knowledge, skills, attitudes and awareness levels towards the teaching profession. In general, it is thought that educational content movies may have an effect on pre-service teachers' pedagogical beliefs. Conducting similar studies with the participation of students and teachers can contribute to the literature.