AN INVESTIGATION OF THE OBJECTIVES OF LIFE STUDY COURSE CURRICULUMACCORDINGS TO THE TEACHER’S OPINIONS
HAYAT BİLGİSİ ÖĞRETİM PROGRAMI KAZANIMLARININ ÖĞRETMEN GÖRÜŞLERİNE GÖRE İNCELENMESİ

Author : Mehmet EKMEN -Mehmet Kaan DEMİR
Number of pages : 35-57

Abstract

This study comprises of the opinions of the teachers on Life Study Course Curriculum. In this qualitative research, a case study was implemented. The study group of this research consisted of 54 classroom teachers who are currently in charge of in Esenyurt and Beylikdüzü Schools in İstanbul. In this research, the semi-structured interview form was used as a data collection source which was formerly based on the ideas of the experts. In this current research, the findings were obtained through the content analysis. Considering the obtained findings, it was seen that Life Study Course is necessary for gaining basic life abilities, competence on social and citizenship, saving the family and community basic values, self-knowledge, self-care, and basic level of scientific progress abilities. Though the objectives of the curriculum were seen adequate, it was noticed that the teachers have encountered the problems when they have associated the objectives with the daily life. It was advised to make the objectives more functional. According to the findings, Science and Social study subjects were not distributed in a balanced way and insufficient science topics were complained by the teachers. It was also detected that the teachers have used the group-works and out of classroom teaching techniques more. To make the curriculum more functional, it was determined that the teachers have been a volunteer to participate in in-service training. In this study, it has been suggested to taking into the consideration the ideas and opinions of the teachers who are the real implementers of the curriculums, and the institution and foundations which of them are concerning the education and training when the curriculums are designed.

Keywords

Life Study Life Study Curriculum Learning Outcome Classroom teacher

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