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Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, v16 n1 p112-126 Jan 2015

Individuals in a society should be systematically trained on value education so that they can appreciate values such as love, respect, tolerance, and honesty. Employment of value training approaches within Anadolu University Open and Distance Learning System will make it possible to educate many people on values. The purpose of this research is to determine the opinions of university students about providing value education through distance learning system. This study has been completed via use of semi-structured interview technique based on qualitative research approach. The participants are registered students studying at Social Studies Teacher Training Program, Faculty of Education, Anadolu University during the fall term of 2013-2014 academic years. Based on the selection criteria, 15 students who had already completed value education course and who were familiar with Anadolu University's open and distance learning system partook in the study. Research data was analyzed through content analysis. Participating students believe that value education is a necessary component of social life and that students within distance learning system should be provided with value education. Furthermore, participants stated that value education could be integrated into distance learning. Based on the findings, it is possible to conclude that offering value education to students through distance learning system may significantly contribute to social life as it facilitates maintaining social order and raising effective citizens.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Distance Education, Student Attitudes, College Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Educational Benefits

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Author: Deveci, Handan

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2758&id=EJ1092853



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