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ERIC Number: EJ982825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-27
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Current Situation and Analysis of Geography Teachers' Active Learning Knowledge and Usage in Turkey
Tuna, Fikret
Educational Research and Reviews, v7 n18 p393-400 Jun 2012
In parallel to the developments in the approach to education, the secondary education geography curriculum in Turkey was renewed in 2005. This new programme encourages the use of active learning methods and techniques in the classroom by adopting the idea that students should construct and interpret knowledge by actively participating in the process of learning. This study aimed to assess geography teachers' current knowledge, usage and evaluation of the most common active learning methods and techniques in Turkey. Data were gathered through a survey conducted at a vocational seminar organized by Ministry of National Education, with the participation of 90 geography teachers working in secondary schools throughout Turkey. Statistical analysis of the answers revealed that geography teachers' average knowledge of active learning methods and techniques was at the level of "heard of, but could not explain". The average usage rate of the techniques was 30%, and teachers' average evaluation grade was at the "moderate" level. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey