Teachers' Opinions on the Use of Social Studies Classrooms in Social Studies Education

Kaya E.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.12, no.2, pp.1015-1021, 2012 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1015-1021
  • Keywords: Social Studies, Social Studies Classroom, Environment and Materials for Social Studies Education
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


For students, the need to fay understand the geographical and historical layout of their societies has grown remarkably in today's dwindling world. Social Studies is one of the programs aiming to meet this need. innovations in technology have led to searching new ways within Social Studies educator, and now it seems highly likely to set up branch special classes at schools. This study aims to determine teachers' opinions regarding materials and environment to he used in Social Studies classes Being qualitative in nature, the research has been conducted through semi-structured interviews. The opinions of social studies and classroom teachers have been investigated via the use of triangulation technique and maximum variation sampling method. The study has been analyzed through descriptive methods The findings have focused on environment, Social Studies classroom at schools, social and physical. environment, anti using electronic, graphical, three-dimensional, visual and printed materials wither the classroom.