Primary School Students' Perceptions of Technology

Volume 6 - Issue 4
Fatime BALKAN KIYICI
Pages: 53-66 Download Count : 144 View Count: 209 DOI Number 10.17220/mojet.2018.04.005 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


It was aimed with this study to identify primary school fourth-grade students' perceptions of technology. The study was designed as phenomenology method. The participants of the research were composed of 58 primary school fourth-grade students attending to a public school. The research data were obtained through picture drawing, metaphors, Word Association Test, and semi-structured interviews. The findings showed that the students had similar perceptions of technology and they associated the concept of technology rather with higher tech products. They also defined technology as things that make things easier and emphasized that it has positive and negative aspects.

Keywords

  • Technology
  • student
  • technology perception
  • technology literacy
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