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Measuring Students’ Attitudes Towards Social Studies Homeworks: Developing an Attitude scale

Author(s): Erkan DİNÇ | Murat KEÇE

Journal: Journal of Social Studies Education Research
ISSN 1309-9108

Volume: 3;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Homeworks | Social Studies Homeworks | Students’ Attitudes | Attitude Scale

Learning includes what a student obtains from the school, home and the other social environments. While preparing a learning task, most teachers aim to formulate their problems modelled from the real life situations. However, most of the times they end up with those isolated and distant problem-situations, because they also feel themselves obliged to present students plain and comprehensible tasks. As a result, a disconnection between school learning and real life situation occurs. One aim of giving students homeworks is to build a bridge between home and school, which will make it easier for students to transfer their school learning to the real life situations. Homeworks play important roles in fulfillig the purpose of the learning processes. In other words, homeworks assist teachers in teaching of accesing information resources, thinking meaningully and doing reserach, developing causation and problem solving skills and updating their subject knowledge-information. Homeworks also help students to improve their communicative and entrepreneurial capacities.
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