Academic Field of Your Paper: Educational Sciences for LLE Relationship Between Lifelong Learning Levels and Information Literacy Skills in Teacher Candidates


2nd International Conference on Lifelong Education and Leadership for All (ICLEL), Liepaja, Latvia, 21 - 23 July 2016, pp.236-244 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Liepaja
  • Country: Latvia
  • Page Numbers: pp.236-244
  • Keywords: Lifelong learning, information literacy skills, pre-service teachers, physical education and sport, correlation
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study was aim to examine the relationship between lifelong learning levels and information literacy skills in teacher candidates. The research group consists of 127 physical education and sports teacher candidates. 41.7% of the students in the study population were female, 58.3% are male. According to the grade levels, it is observed that students are 1 st class of 24.4%, 2 nd class of 27.6%, 3 rd class of 25.2% and 4 th class of 22.8%. Data were collected by means of "Life Long Learning Scale (LLL)" which was originally developed by Coskun and Demirel (2012) and " Information Literacy Scale" which was developed by Adigz (2011). In the data analysis, " mean, standard deviation and Product-Moment Correlation coefficients" were used. As a result of the study, it has been observed that participant student' lifelong learning levels are above the average. Sub-dimensions of lifelong learning levels have been analyzed, it shows that participant student' curiosity, perseverance, motivation and self-regulation subscale scores, were slightly above the mean score of the scale. Another result obtained from this research is that teacher candidates' information literacy trends are also quite high. It shows that students' "defining information needs", "access to information", "use of information" and " ethical and legal settings in use of information" subscale average scores is the high level. According the results of the analysis, there is a significant relationship between teacher candidates' information literacy skills and lifelong learning levels. This relationship is positive and at moderate level. Thus, it is understood that when teacher candidates' information literacy skills increase their attitudes toward lifelong learning will also increase in parallel at moderate level.