GlobELT 2023 9th International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language, Ankara, Turkey, 8 - 11 September 2023, pp.42
Values education has been a popular research topic in the literature for a long time. Values are usually defined as moral, cultural or spiritual beliefs about what is right, what is wrong, and what is acceptable by the society that have the aim of standardizing human thinking and behaviour for an ideal social life. Together with globalization and the rapidly developing technology, tomorrow’s generation is believed to be losing their values; as a result, different levels of schools have undertaken the mission of values education in order to help the young build their characters and continue the social values. There have been studies mostly into role of teachers in values education, the attitudes of pre-service teachers towards values education or their opinions about it. However, studies comparing the views of teachers and students on the values education materials and projects implemented at language teaching institutions at tertiary level have not been encountered. Therefore, this study aims to explore the opinions of language instructors and ELT prep students about values education materials and projects implemented in the School of Foreign Languages in a southern state university in Turkiye and to contribute to the literature by providing insights into how to embed values education into English language curriculum.
Keywords: values education, English language curriculum, tertiary level, ELT students