Event Title

The evaluation of the social studies programs according to interdisciplinary teaching approach

Session

Education and Development

Description

The aim of this study is to assess the interdisciplinary teaching approach in social studies education, based on the social studies curriculums in Turkey. In the research, document analysis method was used from qualitative research designs. Findings based on descriptive analysis technique were discussed with local and foreign literature and specific evaluations were made and some suggestions related to social studies programs were put forward. Social studies classes in primary schools in Turkey in 1962 as the first "Society and Country Studies" are combined in a course titled. In 1968, the name "Social Studies" was adopted for this course. In middle schools, this combination was realized in 1971-72. In 1985, the Social Studies course was removed from the middle school and replaced by National History, National Geography and Citizenship courses. In 1998, these lessons were combined as Social Studies, covering the 4th to 7th grade classes. In 2005, a constructivist approach was adopted and a new social information program was announced. However, it is observed that the subjects of different disciplines cannot be adequately related to each other in the course programs until 2015 and an interdisciplinary approach cannot be implemented sufficiently. For the first time in social studies program updated in 2018, all areas of social sciences such as history, geography, law, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, ethnography, archeology and psychology could be handled with an interdisciplinary approach. It is suggested that the interdisciplinary approach in the future curriculum should be determined by identifying the current problems of the society.

Keywords:

Social Studies, Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Turkey

Session Chair

Fatbardha Qehaja

Session Co-Chair

Trendeline Haliti

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

27-10-2018 12:15 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.138

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The evaluation of the social studies programs according to interdisciplinary teaching approach

Pristina, Kosovo

The aim of this study is to assess the interdisciplinary teaching approach in social studies education, based on the social studies curriculums in Turkey. In the research, document analysis method was used from qualitative research designs. Findings based on descriptive analysis technique were discussed with local and foreign literature and specific evaluations were made and some suggestions related to social studies programs were put forward. Social studies classes in primary schools in Turkey in 1962 as the first "Society and Country Studies" are combined in a course titled. In 1968, the name "Social Studies" was adopted for this course. In middle schools, this combination was realized in 1971-72. In 1985, the Social Studies course was removed from the middle school and replaced by National History, National Geography and Citizenship courses. In 1998, these lessons were combined as Social Studies, covering the 4th to 7th grade classes. In 2005, a constructivist approach was adopted and a new social information program was announced. However, it is observed that the subjects of different disciplines cannot be adequately related to each other in the course programs until 2015 and an interdisciplinary approach cannot be implemented sufficiently. For the first time in social studies program updated in 2018, all areas of social sciences such as history, geography, law, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, ethnography, archeology and psychology could be handled with an interdisciplinary approach. It is suggested that the interdisciplinary approach in the future curriculum should be determined by identifying the current problems of the society.