Life Study Lessons in The Process of Distance Education: A Case Study on The Opinions of Primary School Students

Nur Ütkür Güllühan, Derya Bekiroğlu


This study aims to get the opinions of primary school 2nd and 3rd-grade students about the life studies lessons taught with distance education in the 2020-2021 academic year. For this purpose, open-ended questionnaires, document reviews, and interviews were used as data collection tools in the study, which was designed with a case study, one of the qualitative research designs. The study was continued with the students selected by criterion sampling from the 2nd and 3rd-grade students attending a public school on the European side of Istanbul. Content analysis was used in the analysis of the data. it has been determined that primary school students prefer to teach life studies at school rather than distance education. In addition, it was found that one of the common reasons for students who like or dislike distance education is "seeing their teachers and friends". However, the students stated that they learned the life studies lesson better at school, the lessons were more fun, and they could hear the teacher's voice better at school. It can be stated that primary school students prefer to teach the life studies course at school, and they think that the life studies course taught with distance education can be enriched by being taught in more active and different methods and places in out-of-school environments. In this study, the findings obtained from the views and drawings of the total students teaching the life studies course in the 2nd and 3rd grade level with distance education are limited. students want the distance life studies course to be taught in an active, comfortable environment and with alternative learning methods and techniques rather than classical methods.


museum education; storyline method; historical artifacts; primary school students

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