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ERIC Number: EJ1016931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Science, Technology and Social Change Course's Effects on Technological Literacy Levels of Social Studies Pre-Service Teachers
Yigit, E. Ozlem
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v12 n3 p142-156 Jul 2013
Social studies curricula are required in order to prepare to educate children who continue to learn after their formal training, and it is vital that teachers receive an education properly. In Social Studies Education Departments of Education Faculties Science, Technology and Social Change course is convenient to this aim and it contributes to technological literacies of pre-service teachers which is needed in the twenty-first century. In this study, it is tried to determine the effect of Science, Technology and Social Change course on pre-service social studies teachers' technological literacy levels. Technological Literacy Scale which was developed by Yigit (2011) was used in determining technological literacy levels of pre-service social studies teachers in this descriptive research. This scale is based on ITEA's technological literacy standards and it consists of five sub-dimensions and thirty-three items and its internal consistency is 0.86. In three state universities this scale was applied to pre-service social studies teachers who (100) took Science-Technology and Social Change Course and who (100) didn't take yet. Besides, opinions of pre-service social studies teachers (50) are picked to support quantitative data. Quantitative data were analyzed with SPSS 17.0 program for development level of technological literacy. T-test and ANOVA were used in analyse process. Content analysis technique was also used to analyse quantitative data depending on characteristics of research and data. In conclusion, it was found that Science, Technology and Social Change Course affected pre-service social studies teachers' technological literacies positively. However this result differed depending on the lecturer.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey