Views of undergraduate students on "The history of Ataturk's principles and revolutions" course and its instructors


2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2035-2039 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.277
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2035-2039
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The general aim of this study is to determine the beliefs and opinions of undergraduate students (n=61; ranging in age 21-23) about (a) the course of "The History of Ataturk's Principles and Revolutions", (b) its instructors, and (c) their learning habits." To do so, a survey has been administered to those who have taken this specific course in the department of ELT at tertiary level. The survey has been developed by the researcher and received experts' opinion in the related field of study. The results have been analyzed through SPSS statistical package on the computer. The findings obtained in the study have shown that teachers prefer lecturing technique and lack the use of technology in their classrooms. The attendance seems to be another important issue, though the students report favorable results for this course. Lastly, certain projects should be given to students in order to make them aware of the past events and make associations with the present happenings. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.