International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2015, Vol. 11(1) 82-100

Pre-service teachers’ conceptions on use of social media in social studies education

Nihat Gürel Kahveci

pp. 82 - 100   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2015.027

Published online: June 15, 2015  |   Number of Views: 6  |  Number of Download: 31


The use of social media is tremendously increasing trend for personal use. At the same time, social media are penetrating to the educational settings as well. Thus purpose of this study is to investigate pre-service social studies teachers’ conceptions on use of social media in social  studies education; it is possible implications on social studies teacher education, social studies classroom and consequently citizenship education. Data were collected through open- ended interviews with 12 (6 female, 6 male) in a north western Turkish University. Designed as a qualitative study, data were analyzed inductively. Pre-service social studies  perceptions  regarding use of social media in social studies instruction were analyzed. According to data analysis, participants’ perceptions on use of social media differ both positive and negative. While some participants supported use of social media in social media instruction, some of them indicated some drawbacks to use it since possible negative effects on social studies and disadvantages for the students in social studies classrooms. Found negative and positive aspects and their probable implications to the social studies teacher education were discussed.

Keywords: Social Media; social studies; social studies teacher education; pre-service teachers

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Kahveci, N.G. (2015). Pre-service teachers’ conceptions on use of social media in social studies education . International Journal of Progressive Education, 11(1), 82-100.

Kahveci, N. (2015). Pre-service teachers’ conceptions on use of social media in social studies education . International Journal of Progressive Education, 11(1), pp. 82-100.

Chicago 16th edition
Kahveci, Nihat Gurel (2015). "Pre-service teachers’ conceptions on use of social media in social studies education ". International Journal of Progressive Education 11 (1):82-100.

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