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Educational Research and Reviews, v11 n15 p1351-1354 Aug 2016

The current study was carried out to find out the attitudes of physical education teachers towards educational philosophy and technology, and to determine the relationship between the philosophy of education that they adopt and their attitudes toward technology. With this aim, the study was conducted on 22 female and 69 male physical education teachers. As a research method, scanning method was employed. In order to collect data, demographic information form, philosophical preference assessment scale, and attitudes towards technology scale were used. To ascertain the independent variables (gender, age, marital status, and years of service) effect, Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis H test, and statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) 15 were employed. In addition, to specify the level of relationship between educational philosophy and attitudes to technology of physical education teachers, Pearson Correlation Analysis was carried out. The significance level was regard as p <0.05 in the study. When the attitudes of physical education teachers who participated in the study were analysed, the results of the study showed that they are close to "experimental philosophy". Nonetheless, no statistically significant difference between physical education teacher's philosophy of education and attitudes towards technology was found.

Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Nonparametric Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Questionnaires, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Likert Scales, Influence of Technology, Educational Technology

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Autor: Turkeli, Anil; Senel, Omer


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