THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY IN HUMAN LIFE: THE AWARENESS OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

Zehra ALTINAY GAZI, Fahriye ALTINAY AKSAL, Oytun SÖZÜDOĞRU

Abstract


The research aims to explore the impact of communication and information technology to the society structure and the human life regarding the perceptions and awareness of pre-service teachers. The human behaviours and features are changing in 21. Century and the adaptation become significant. Integrating technology to the human life provided advantages and disadvantages to our lives besides changing human behaviour. Although technology provided credible reflection to personal and professional effectiveness, it also reveals the health and safety problems to the human life.  This research concentrated on qualitative research design and case study approach was employed to examine the perceptions and awareness of pre-service teachers in relation to research focus. In this respect, self-report was the data collection technique to explore human features and the social impact of technology (health, safety, personal and professional effectiveness, usability in education process). Regarding the content analysis of the findings as they were revealed from self-reports, pre-service teachers experienced and they are aware of the impact of technology to their lives with its advantages and disadvantages.

Keywords: case study, education, professional effectiveness, technology, social impact 


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