Instructing ICT Lessons in Primary Schools: Teachers' Opinions and Applications

Akbiyik C., SEFEROĞLU S. S.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.12, no.1, pp.405-424, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-424


Regarding the use of information and communication technologies, acquiring basic knowledge and skills has become a necessity. Schools offer ICT lessons to young generations in order to enable them to use of ICTs effectively. But there are uncertainties about this relatively new lesson concerning effectiveness of the lesson and about how instruction of this lesson has been made. The aim of this study was to investigate how ICT lessons in primary schools are taught. In order to reach this goal, opinions of 51 computer teachers were collected through a survey questionnaire and analyzed by using both qualitative and quantitative techniques. According to the results the most frequently used methods by computer teachers were demonstration and 'practice, Q&A and lecturing methods. In terms of teaching materials, teachers reported that they were most frequently using textbook. There are two basic approaches used for software instruction in ICI lessons: demonstration & practice and use of written instructions. Some of the participant teachers reported that they preferred to use both approaches eclectically. According to the findings, the time duration allocated for this lesson is the most significant basic problem stated by the teachers in terms of implementing the curriculum prepared by the Ministry of National Education.