Geography Teacher Perspectives towards GIS Applications Based on "Seismicity of Turkey" Theme

Kaya H., Demirci A.

MARMARA GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, ss.20-35, 2011 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 23
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.20-35


The research aims to put forward geography teachers' perspectives towards the use and applications of GIS, based on "seismicity of Turkey" at a vocational seminar covering 108 teachers throughout Turkey. General survey model was used in the study. As data gathering tool, the questionnaire that was developed to be applied over the geography teachers through the seminar was used. In the analysis of the data, descriptive statistics with t test and one way variance analysis (ANOVA) were used. Research findings indicated that the arithmetic average of geography teachers' perspectives towards the use and applications of GIS based on "seismicity of Turkey" was 4.33. According to the findings of the research A great majority of the participants found the seminar useful in terms of getting to know GIS applications, the reasons for using GIS in their lessons, necessary knowledge and skills in using GIS in their lessons. Also, the participant geography teachers' views towards the vocational seminar based on seismicity of Turkey had no meaningful difference according to "gender", "age", and "vocational experience" variants.