International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Turkey | Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021

Evaluation of Teacher Candidates' Opinions on 21st Century Competencies Frameworks


Abstract: The Ministry of National Education has determined a framework for the skills and competencies that should be present in students based on the 8 basic skills and competencies required in Lifelong Learning determined by the European Parliament on 18 December 2006. These skills are communication in the mother tongue, communication in foreign languages, mathematical competence and basic competencies in science and technology, digital competence, learning to learn, social and civic competences sense of initiative and entrepreneurship and cultural awareness and expression. Eventually, the acquisition of these skills by students in schools became a desirable situation for the entire educational community. The aim of this research is to determine the opinions of teacher candidates studying at education faculties about 21st century skills depending on some demographic variables. The study group of the research consists of teacher candidates studying in different departments of Mustafa Kemal University Faculty of Education in the 2018 - 2019 academic year. Mixed model and General survey model were used in the research. In the research, Life Skills Scale was used as a data collection tool in order to determine the opinions of teacher candidates. As a result of the research, it was concluded that there is no significant difference of opinion between female teacher candidates and male teacher candidates about 21st century skills depending on gender, department type and grade level. In addition, in the study, it was concluded that the teacher candidates agreed with the scale items at a high level from the arithmetic average of their answers to the life skills scale.

Keywords: Life skills, Learning to learn, Communication in the mother tongue, Communication in foreign languages, Science literacy

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021,

Pages: 605 - 608

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