THE TEACHING SKILLS OF BEGINNING PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
Keywords:pedagogical skills, beginning preschool teacher, lesson plan, implementation of lesson
This study explored the Beginning Preschool Teachers’ (BPT) teaching skills that are related to the preparation of lesson plan and implementation of lesson. Data were collected through interviews, observations, and document analysis. The data were analyzed by means of qualitative approach to produce appropriate themes for the BPT teaching skills. The findings showed that BPT teaching skills in preparing lesson plan can be categorised into effective time management, appropriate selection of activities, and planning based on the curriculum provided. The BPT teaching skills identified in implementing lesson are skills in using the thematic approach, and skills in conducting learning through play. The beginning preschool teachers are competent and efficient in preparing and implementing lessons through effective time management, selecting appropriate activities, planning based on thematic approach and learning through play.