THE VIEWS OF THE TEACHERS WORKING IN VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS ABOUT LIFELONG LEARNING

Volume 1 Issue 1 (2019)
Melek Sultan Kücüker
Pages: 11-26 Download Count : 1013 View Count: 1752 DOI Number 10.17220/tuara.2019.01.3 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


In this study, it was aimed to determine the opinions of teachers working in vocational high schools about lifelong learning. The study group of the research consists of 30 teachers from different branches working in Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School in Osmangazi district of Bursa in the 2019-2020 academic year. In the study group, the views of both vocational and cultural teachers were included. In this research carried out in the case study pattern, which is one of the qualitative research methods; the data were obtained through face to face interviews and semi-structured questions prepared in line with expert opinions. The data obtained in the research were analyzed through descriptive and content analysis. When we look at the opinions of the teachers about the necessity of learning new information throughout life, the largest share of these views is that they can keep up with changing and developing conditions. When their opinions about the contributions of lifelong learning to personal development are examined, the biggest share is that lifelong learning favorably supports personal development. On the other hand, in the opinions that they give about their studies to improve themselves individually and professionally, the biggest share has been reading. When we look at the opinions they give about the reflections of the trainings they receive individually and about their profession on their professional lives, we see that the biggest share is the view of sharing information with students. When we look at the opinions that teachers give to the question of what can be done to provide students with lifelong learning skills at school, it is determined that there is an opinion about explaining the importance of lifelong learning to students in the first plan

Keywords

  • Education
  • learning
  • lifelong learning
  • information society
  • teacher
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