The determination of lifelong learning competence levels in social studies lesson

Aydin E., YAR SEVMİŞ B., Hayal M. A.

1st International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 29 - 31 October 2015, pp.168-175 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Olomouc
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-175
  • Keywords: Lifelong Learning, Social Studies, Textbook, Competence, EDUCATION
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Our changing and evolving world requires us to be individuals who are lifelong learners. Therefore, lifelong learning competencies have taken its place in the literature. The most influential institutions in the gaining of these qualifications are primary school, undoubtedly. Social Studies lesson which is basic course in primary school played an important role in gaining of these qualifications. The purpose of this study is to explain the level of lifelong learning competence in Social Studies Lesson Book taught in schools by the Ministry of Education in primary 1, 2 and 3 classes in the school year 2015-2016. Document review which is a qualitative research method was used in the research. According to study results, it was seen that while competence of "communication in the mother tongue" is given in textbooks mostly, the competence of "communication in foreign languages" is not specified in the textbooks. It was observed that the competence of "Learning to learn", "cultural awareness and expression "," personal initiative and entrepreneurship" are stated in all class levels. It was observed that "digital competence" which is one of the most important requirements of our age is given in the textbook, limitedly. In addition, " mathematical competence, basic competence in science and technology" and and "social and civic competences" has increased since the second class.