Effects of preservice teachers' learning styles and field of study on computer-assisted instruction

DOST Ş., Saglam Y.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.3812-3816 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.152
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.3812-3816
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Computers, which are brought into our lives by technological developments, became an indispensible part of classroom environment, and they gave rise to emergence of the concept Computer- Assisted Instruction (CAI). In spite of the fact that CAI is an important part of the teaching process, attitudes of preservice teachers to carry out a teaching in that way can be affected by different variables. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between preservice teachers' learning styles and their attitudes towards carrying out CAI. The sample of the study consists of preservice secondary school teachers who are in their third, fourth and fifth year at a state university in Ankara during the 2011-2012 fall semester. In the study, survey method we used, As data gathering tools, "Scale of Attitude towards the Computer- Assisted Instruction" and "The Kolb Learning Style Inventory" was used. Furthermore, preservice teachers' attitudes towards carrying out CAI were examined in terms of their field of study and learning styles. (C) Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu