Original article | Base for Electronic Educational Sciences 2020, Vol. 1(1) 20-26
Ömer Gökhan Ulum
pp. 20 - 26 | Manu. Number: MANU-2006-24-0002.R1
Published online: September 17, 2020 | Number of Views: 490 | Number of Download: 446
In all educational levels, teachers assign their students with different activities to practice and reinforce what they have learnt. Further, assignments are valuable educational tools that raise students’ consciousness as believed by teachers, parents, and authorities. It functions, in a sense, a bridge between schools and homes. Assignments require the effort, time, and dedication of students, families, and teachers. Thus, it is crystal clear that assignments are practical tools to develop communicative skills and provide learning experiences in order to achieve the needed behavior change. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to examine the views of state primary school students on the assignments given by their teachers. The participants of the study were chosen from the most convenient and accessible schools located in Adana, Turkey. The sample consisted of 250 primary school students (178 female and 72 male) who voluntarily participated in the study. Based upon a qualitative research design, a semi-structured interview designed by the researcher was utilized in order to attain the required data. Therefore, based on a descriptive research design, this study involved the data analysis of descriptive statistics (SPSS 22.0) in order to report the views of participants in numerical data. The findings of the study suggest that assignments are favored by the students, which may be attributed to their school level.
Keywords: Assignment, education, reinforcement, learning, revision
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