Opinions of Social Studies Prospective Teachers on Out-of-School Learning

Meral Metin Goksu , Tugba Somen


APA 6th edition
Goksu, M.M., & Somen, T. (2018). Opinions of Social Studies Prospective Teachers on Out-of-School Learning. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(4), 745-752. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.745

Harvard
Goksu M.M., and Somen T. 2018 'Opinions of Social Studies Prospective Teachers on Out-of-School Learning', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 745-752. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.745

Chicago 16th edition
Goksu, Meral Metin and Somen, Tugba . "Opinions of Social Studies Prospective Teachers on Out-of-School Learning". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 4(2018): 745-752. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.745

Abstract

This study aims to analyse opinions of social studies prospective teachers towards out-of-school learning. It was conducted with 12 prospective teachers who were at their final year at Kafkas University Education Faculty, Social Studies Teaching Department. In this qualitative study, phenomenological design was adopted, and the data was collected with semi-structured interview form which was developed by the researcher. To explain qualitative data and to find relationships, explanatory and inferential codes during analysis were adopted. Based on the results obtained from this study, prospective teachers expressed that they had inadequate knowledge about out-of-school learning, and out-of-school learning may present advantageous to learning process such as learning with doing-experiencing, permanence of subjects, and materialisation of information. Additionally, regarding out-of-school learning, prospective teachers expressed that there may be problems with time and incorrect learning practices. Recommendations were presented for these results.

Keywords: Social studies, prospective teachers, out-of-school learning.


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