A Qualitative Study on Prospective Teachers' Usage of Social Media Supported Scientific Communication

Daghan G., KIBAR P., CETIN N. M. , Telli E., AKKOYUNLU B.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, vol.29, no.2, pp.258-274, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.258-274


Aim of this study is to determine prospective teachers' usage of social media based scientific communication within case study research method perspective. Study group consisted of seventeen prospective teachers who were enrolled in Teaching Practice Course. Within implementation process, blogs were designed and used as an online learning environment in order to provide them to see their thinking skills and their self awareness, to learn how to think as a teacher and equip them with scientific communication skills. As a result of the content analysis of blogs, it was observed that prospective teachers were successful on basic skills such as examining, classifying and evaluating the studies published by others, whereas, they were not successful in higher order thinking skills such as generating new ideas, comparing the information with previous studies and presenting it.