Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 30 April 2021
TRT EBA Secondary School Channel Social Studies Courses: Attitude and Perceptions of Students
Ahmed Emin Osmanoğlu, Usame Ömer Osmanoğlu
Bingöl University (Turkey), Osmangazi University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Student Perceptions, Social Studies, TRT EBA Secondary School, Attitude and Perception Scale
This study aims to determine the attitudes and perceptions of secondary school students, who live in Bingöl and take social studies course, towards this course broadcasted on TRT EBA (Education Information Network) secondary school channel in the second semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. A quantitative research approach was adopted and a cross-sectional survey design was used in the study. The population of the study is 150 students who are in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades of the secondary school located within the borders of Bingöl city center in the 2019-2020 academic year. The data collection tool is the "scale of attitudes and perceptions towards social studies course broadcasted on TRT EBA secondary school channel " developed by the researchers. Factor analysis, correlation analysis, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) and Bartlett's Test were used on the scale. Cronbach's Alpha test was conducted for the reliability of the measurements. IBM Statistical Package for Social Sciences 22.0 (SPSS, Chicago, IL) was used for data analysis. Independent Samples t-test and One-Way ANOVA were applied for differences of general attitudes and perceptions. It was concluded that the attitudes and perceptions of the students are on the border of positive-neutral; social studies courses were not presented in a way to attract the attention of students; and that some changes are needed regarding the studio environment and the presentation of the courses.
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