In the study, it was aimed to examine social intelligence skills of the students studying at the Physical Education Teaching Department getting pedagogical formation education. As the data collection instruments, Personal Information Form and Tromso social intelligence scale, developed by Silvera, Martinussen and Dahl (2001) and adapted to Turkish by Doğan and Çetin (2009) were used. As the sub-dimension of social skills and total scale score did not show a normal distribution, non-parametric tests were applied. The sub-dimension of social information processing and social awareness scores showed a normal distribution, so parametric tests were used. The significance level for the analysis were accepted as p<0.05. As a result of the study, it was revealed that, the level of social information processing, social skills and social intelligence of the male participants were higher than female participants. In addition, it was determined that the among social intelligence sub-category, social knowledge process and social skills levels of the students who were getting pedagogical formation training in the field of Physical Education and Sports Teaching were below the moderate level, the social awareness levels were at the moderate level and the total social intelligence levels were at the moderate level. Therefore, active participation of the Physical Education and Sports Teacher candidates in activities that will enable them to be entrepreneurial individuals should be increased.).
Social Intelligence, Physical Education and Sports, Teaching, Pedagogical Formation