Teachers and students' views on the teaching and learning process of the social studies course


2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2744-2749 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.407
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2744-2749
  • Keywords: Social studies course, learning and teaching process, teachers and students' views, third grade, primary school
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to determine teachers and the students' views about the implementation process of Social Studies Course programme. In the study, qualitative methods were used as well as survey method. The study includes 200 third grade students and 20 teachers teaching third grades in 5 primary schools from different socio-economic classes in the city of Eskisehir. A semi-structured questionnaire consisting of 16 open ended questions was used to collect data, and the teachers were interviewed as well. The survey analysis technique was used to interpret the data. The results of the study show that the teachers use the Constructivist Theory while instructing and they don't come across any problems except the measurement and evaluation. Another conclusion of the study is that the students like the course, and they point out that they use methods like creative drama and discussion. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.