The Views And Suggestions Of Science Teachers On Distance Education Practices During The Covid-19 Pandemic Period And Subsequent Processes Covid-19 Salgini Dönemİ Uzaktan Eğİtİm Çalişmalari Ve Sonrakİ Süreçle İlgİlİ Fen Bİlİmlerİ Öğretmenlerİnİn Görüş Ve Önerİlerİ


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Ünal M., BULUNUZ N.

Milli Egitim, vol.49, no.1, pp.343-369, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.37669/milliegitim.775521
  • Title of Journal : Milli Egitim
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-369
  • Keywords: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Distance Education, EBA, Pandemic Period, Science Education, Science Teachers

Abstract

© 2020, Milli Egitim. All Rights Reserved.The aim of this study is to determine teachers’ views on the emergency remote education for the 2020 Spring semester during the Covid-19 pandemic. The case study is conducted with 10 science teachers to demonstrate their individual experiences. Purposeful sampling technique is used to determine the participants. Twelve open-ended questions were prepared and sent to teachers via e-mail because it was not possible to meet face-to-face with the teachers during the epidemic process, and the teachers who were closed to their homes with their families in the first period were busy enough in the distance education process. The answers were analyzed using content analysis. The findings show that teachers used EBA actively and it became more effective after the implementation of live courses. Teachers indicated that they faced some technical issues initially, but they were overcome in the process to some extent. The most important problem for teachers was the lack of utilization of students who did not have any kind of access to the Internet, computer, or smartphone from the distance education program. Teachers disagreed a complete transition to the distance education program in the future but favored it as complementary. In-service education is suggested for the teachers who felt uneasiness and disquiet. In conclusion, the points to take into considerations how to decrease the infectiousness of the virus between administration, teachers, and students are listed. As a result, it has been suggested that policy makers, school administrations and teachers should take the necessary precautions to strengthen the “distance education” practices, which are seen to always exist in our lives in the next period.