Awareness of Primary Teachers about Teaching Location and Direction Concepts


Review of International Geographical Education Online, vol.11, no.1, pp.42-61, 2021 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.33403/rigeo.844720
  • Journal Name: Review of International Geographical Education Online
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-61
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021. All Rights Reserved.The aim of this study is to determine the awareness of primary teachers about the teaching of location and direction concepts. The study was designed according to a qualitative research model, and the data was collected through a semistructured interview form developed by researchers consisting of open-ended questions. The study group consisted of seven primary teachers working in Eskişehir, Mersin and N evşehir provinces of Turkey. In determining the study group, the convenience sampling technique was used from purposeful sampling methods. The interviews were conducted in the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year and the data obtained were analyzed by content analysis. The study findings showed that participants were aware that the concepts of “location” and “direction” constitute a necessity in the curriculum and that the teaching of these concepts provides benefits and convenience to students both in school life and in daily life practice.