Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(4), pp. 629 - 637
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060406
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Investigating the Views of the Teachers on the Acquisition Related to the Natural and Cultural Assets in the Field of Culture and Heritage Learning of 5th Grade Social Studies Lesson


Suat Polat *
Department of Turkish and Social Sciences Education, Faculty of Education, Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to examine the gains of natural and cultural assets in the field of cultural and heritage learning of 5th grade social studies lesson according to the teacher's views. For this purpose, the opinions of the Social Studies teachers working in Ağrı Province were taken. The study was a qualitative study and the sample was determined by maximum variation sampling method. The data of the study were collected by interview form consisting of open ended questions. In the analysis of the data, descriptive analysis method was used. The findings of the study were presented on tables with frequency and percentage values. As a result of the research, the teachers of social studies have generally agreed that the achievements in the field of culture and heritage learning are generally appropriate in terms of content, scope, classroom suitability, comprehensibility and acquisition, but they have expressed their opinion that the gains related to Kemalism should be removed from the field of culture and heritage learning. Social Studies teachers who participated to the study stated that it is necessary to teach natural and cultural assets, but they stated that they had difficulties in terms of the amount of time spent to the subject and implementation. Teachers also stated that teaching the natural and cultural assets is important due to introduce the environment in which the students live and raises awareness and sensitiveness about the environment.

KEYWORDS
Social Studies, Curriculum, Natural and Cultural Assets

Cite this paper
Suat Polat . "Investigating the Views of the Teachers on the Acquisition Related to the Natural and Cultural Assets in the Field of Culture and Heritage Learning of 5th Grade Social Studies Lesson." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.4 (2018) 629 - 637. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060406.