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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2020, Vol. 15(3) 56-69

Prospective Teachers’ Views on Story Use in Social Studies Teaching

Tuğba Sömen

pp. 56 - 69   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2005-26-0005.R1

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Including literature and various disciplines, social studies courses given with literary works during the course allow students to develop their intellectual skills and increase interest in the course. The story which has an essential place in the literary products used in the course of social studies possess a facilitating effect on the transfer of social rules and culture to younger generations, helps students understand different ages and places, and plays a role on making divisions between the true and false or the good and evil. Hence, it is crucial to select the right story with the appropriate content for the course. In this sense, the research aims to determine prospective teachers’ views on story usage in social studies lessons. A case study pattern was adopted within the scope of the descriptive approach. The study group  consists of 19 prospective teachers in the final year in Social Studies Education Department at state university in Turkey (Kafkas University).A semi-structured interview form prepared by the researcher was used in collecting the data. The researcher utilized descriptive and inferential codes that emerged during the analysis to explain the qualitative data and correlations. In light of the data, prospective teachers stated that the stories to be used in the social studies course should be appropriate for the social studies course achievement and grade level. Additionally, the participant teachers think that stories can be useful in ensuring the permanence of the information learned and drawing attention during the lesson. Also, prospective teachers expressed that the stories that are not used correctly and effectively could interfere with the course's goals or distract students.

Keywords: Story, Social Studies Course, Prospective Teacher

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Somen, T. (2020). Prospective Teachers’ Views on Story Use in Social Studies Teaching . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 15(3), 56-69. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2020.270.3

Somen, T. (2020). Prospective Teachers’ Views on Story Use in Social Studies Teaching . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 15(3), pp. 56-69.

Chicago 16th edition
Somen, Tugba (2020). "Prospective Teachers’ Views on Story Use in Social Studies Teaching ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 15 (3):56-69. doi:10.29329/epasr.2020.270.3.

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