A Study of Curriculum Literacy and Information Literacy Levels of Teacher Candidates in Department of Social Sciences Education

Serhat Sural, Nurhak Cem Dedebali


APA 6th edition
Sural, S., & Dedebali, N.C. (2018). A Study of Curriculum Literacy and Information Literacy Levels of Teacher Candidates in Department of Social Sciences Education. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(2), 303-317. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.303

Harvard
Sural S., and Dedebali N.C. 2018 'A Study of Curriculum Literacy and Information Literacy Levels of Teacher Candidates in Department of Social Sciences Education', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 303-317. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.303

Chicago 16th edition
Sural, Serhat and Dedebali, Nurhak Cem . "A Study of Curriculum Literacy and Information Literacy Levels of Teacher Candidates in Department of Social Sciences Education". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 2(2018): 303-317. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.303

Abstract

The present study aims to investigate information literacy and curriculum literacy levels of teacher candidates and to identify the relationship between them through their course of study at Faculty of Education. The research model was designed as quantitative one and general screening model was employed. The study group is 895 students, who were reached out of teacher candidates, attending the third and fourth grade in the Classroom Education, Preschool Education, Science Education and Social Sciences Education Departments of Pamukkale University and Sinop University in the 2017-2018 academic year. To achieve the goal of this research study, “Information Literacy Scale” and “Curriculum Literacy Scale” were used. In light of results obtained from the study, it is observable that there are meaningful differences between information literacy and curriculum literacy of teacher candidates in terms of the variables identified. Further, the mean of items measuring teacher candidates’ levels of information and curriculum literacy were examined and their levels of “frequency” and “agree” were determined. Ultimately, correlation analysis was performed between information literacy and curriculum literacy and positive relationship was determined at the low, medium and high levels. Also, predictive power of the level of information literacy on the level of curriculum literacy was tested. Aforesaid these four variables together explain 34% of the change in curriculum literacy levels.

Keywords: Information literacy, curriculum literacy, teacher candidate.


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