Social studies teacher candidates' perceptions about media literacy

Yildiz F., Fisun A.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.4897-4901 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.356
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.4897-4901
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


The purpose of this study is to determine the social studies teacher candidates' perceptions about media literacy by using a survey method. A semi-structured interview was conducted with 30 social studies teacher candidates who were senior class students in 2010-2011 academic year at Erciyes University, Social Studies Teaching Program and the data was analyzed by using descriptive analysis technique. Questions were prepared based on "5 key questions and 5 main concepts" proposed by the Center for Media Literacy. According to the study findings, the teacher candidates are unaware of some subjects which are a main requirement for critical standpoint concerning media literacy concepts. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu