SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE COURSEíS EFFECTS ON TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY LEVELS OF SOCIAL STUDIES PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

 

ABSTRACT

Social studies curricula are required to prepared as 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 needed in 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 Yiğit (2011) was used in determining technological literacy levels of pre-service social studies teachers in this decriptive research. This scale is based on ITEAís teachnological literacy standards and it consists five sub-dimensions and thirty-three items and itsí internal consistency is .86. In three state universities this scale was applied to pre-service social studies teachers who (100) took Science- Teachnology and Social Change Course and who (100) didnít take yet. Besides, opinions of pre-service social studies teachers (50) are picked to support quantitative data. Quantitative data were analized with SPSS 17.0 program for development level of technological literacy. T-test and ANOVA were used in analyse process. Content analyse technique was also used to analyse quantitative data depending on characteristics of research and data. In conclusion, it was found that Science, Teachnology and Social Change Course affected pre-service social studies teachersí technological literacies positively. However this result was differed dependent on the lecturer.