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Okul Öncesi Öğretmenlerinin Eğitimde Teknoloji Kullanımlarının İncelenmesi
Examining Preschool Teachers’ Use of Technology in Education

Author(s): Özge Özel, Seden Yay
Subject(s): Education, Preschool education, ICT Information and Communications Technologies, Distance learning / e-learning, Pedagogy
Published by: Özgür Yayın Dağıtım Ltd. Şti.
Keywords: education; preschool education; technology; teachers;
Summary/Abstract: The pre-school teacher should also be a good role model for children and can keep up with innovations, having the necessary knowledge of the field and profession, culturally equipped, supporting the life skills of children by considering their developmental areas. One of the important indicators of this is to have the skills to use technology appropriately and effectively. Children are also enthusiastic about technology and are to keep up with technology quickly. A teacher who wants to improve educational environments and engage children will need to integrate technology into their lessons. For this reason, the aim of this research is to examine how preschool teachers approach technology, in what way and for what purpose they use technology, children's perspectives on technology from the views of teachers, teachers' interest in technology, their views on technology, and the negative aspects of technology according to teachers. The research was designed as qualitative research. The study group of the research consists of 33 female and 1 male preschool teachers, whose age ranges from 24-45, working in kindergartens and in the Central District of Burdur Province in the 2022-2023 academic year. Professional experience of teachers varies between 1 year and 35 years. The interviews were composed of semi-structured questions, and then two expert opinions were taken. Participants stated that preschool teachers would be more successful if the necessary technological tools and necessary seminars or trainings were provided, and they agreed that children are extremely curious about technology in terms of visual and auditory, but they agreed that their use of technology should be ensured in a controlled manner. It is also among the results that families should support their children in this regard and control their children in using technology.

  • Page Range: 141-158
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Turkish