Teacher Candidates Opinion about Technology-Oriented Transformations
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Necmettin Erbakan University, TURKEY
Publication date: 2015-04-02
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2015;11(2):239-249
One of the most important characteristics of period we live is change and transformation. Technology is one of the factors effecting this change. A new technological product or an advanced model of technology influences people‟s lives. While technology leaves an impression on life in the past, this effect becomes in a very quickly way compared to today. Therefore, most people have witnessed a great number of transformations in the recent period. In this study, changes caused by technology on our lives have been reviewed with the eye of teacher candidates. 35 teacher candidates whose ages change between 19-23 were participated in this study supported by qualitative methods. Transformations resulting from technology witnessed by them during all their lives are given as a finding from the perspective of participants. We have made use of open ended question form as a data collection mean in this study. As a result of examination of data gained through content analysis, accessibility to information in the field of education, increasing of quality in the education, becoming important of visual learning, in particular using of new technologies with the purposes of communication in family and negative aspects of new technologies, gaining speed of communication in the communication, coming into our life of new technologies such as 3G via internet and decreasing of social communication have become prominent transformations in the recent times. On the other hand, it has been stated that transportation, entertainment, health, automobile industry, public enterprises and agriculture sector are fields affected too much from technology-oriented transformations subsequent to education, family and communication.
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