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A Scale Development Study: Computer Education And Instructional Technology Graduate's Perceived Pedagogical Competency Scale

Meltem Kurtoğlu Erden

meltemkurtoglu@gmail.com, Uşak Üniversitesi

S. Sadi Seferoğlu

sadi@hacettepe.edu.tr, Hacettepe Üniversitesi

The development of the Computer Education and Instructional Technology Graduate’s Perceived Pedagogical Competency Scale was carried out in 5 stages. At the first stage, it is aimed to determine the targeted pedagogical competencies to gain in the department. For this purpose, it is decided to create a questionnaire which includes open-ended questions about the undergraduate program and the pedagogical competencies gained in the department. Some courses which aim to give pedagogical qualifications from the undergraduate program like "Educational Psychology, Classroom Management, Special Teaching Methods, Design and Use of Materials in Education" etc. was examined. After that open-ended questions were prepared. These prepared questions were presented to 3 academicians who were experts in the field of Computer Education and Instructional Technology. In line with the suggestions received from the experts, a questionnaire form was created for "Pedagogical Competencies for the Graduates" and the data collection process was started to determine the pedagogical competencies. In the scale items’ writing process, in addition to the data collected by the questionnaire, special field competencies of general teacher profession and information technology teachers’ special field profession which is determined by Ministry of National Education were examined. The first draft of the scale form contains 58 pedagogical qualifications’ items. There is no item that is encoded inversely between scale items. First, it is checked whether the data is entered without error. Then, it was examined whether the data were suitable for explanatory factor analysis. As a result of the exploratory factor analysis, a scale consisting of 5 dimensions and 30 items emerged. The Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of the scale was found to be .954. According to this result, it is possible to say that the scale is a reliable scale ant it can be used for the other research.

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Keywords: Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Pedagogical Competency, scale development