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Проучване на нагласите на български учители по природни науки за приложение на компютърнитехнологии в клас
Study of the Attitudes of Bulgarian Teachers in Science for the Application of Computer Technologies in Class

Author(s): Nelly Kirkova-Kostova, Milena Kirova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Inclusive Education / Inclusion, Sociology of Education
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: teacher attitudes toward ICT; science teachers; chemistry teachers; online survey

Summary/Abstract: Information and communication technologies participate in all aspects of personal and social life nowadays. Thus, they become part of the learning environment. Тhe teachers with their knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and competencies are the main factors for effective application of technologies. The article presents the results of a survey on the attitudes of chemistry and science teachers to use computer technology in the classroom. The conceptual model of the study was developed on the basis of theories linking attitudes with behaviour and technology acceptance. Each element of this conceptual model is studied by a different part of the questionnaire, which contains a total of 35 items. The study was conducted online in 2019, with a link to the Bulgarian language questionnaire provided to 150 teachers and responses from 48 received. Based on the data, a Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.92 was calculated. Descriptive statistics and analysis of the frequencies of respondents’ opinions were made based on the data. The results obtained show that the teachers involved in the survey: (a) perceive the conditions for the application of computer technology in their schools as encouraging and forming positive attitudes; (b) they are convinced of the usefulness of the application of technology in their own business and firmly believe that they improve it, especially with regard to the presentation of information and teaching aids; (c) they are not fully convinced about the benefits of technology in student learning, especially in class, which reduces the positive impact of perceived usefulness of ICT on teachers’ attitudes.

  • Issue Year: 29/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 113-132
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian