The Effectiveness of Using Social Communication Networks in Teaching Geography to Develop Academic Achievement and Self-Efficacy Of College of Education Students

Edrees S. Yunis

Abstract


The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of using social communication networks in teaching geography to develop academic achievement and self-efficacy of college of education students. For achieving that, the researcher prepared a teaching guide, a test in academic achievement and a scale of self-efficacy in teaching. The study sample was (86) students, divided into two groups; the experimental group was (42) students and the control group was (44) students. The pre – test was conducted on both groups; experimental and control. The experimental group studied the course using social networks (Facebook) where the control group studied the course using the traditional method. Then, the post – test was conducted on both groups. The study results showed significant statistical differences between mean scores of the experimental group students and that of the control group students on the post test of the academic achievement test and the scale of self-efficacy in teaching in favor of the experimental group students. This suggests the effectiveness of using social communication networks in teaching geography to develop academic achievement and selfefficacy of college of education students.

 


Keywords


Social communication networks, facebook, geography teaching, academic achievement, selfefficacy in teaching.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol9iss1pp197-210

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