Are We Better without Technology?

  •  Ahmet Kara    


The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of visual element and technology supported teaching upon perceived instructor behaviors by pre-service teachers. In accordance with this purpose, whereas the lessons were lectured without benefiting from visual elements and technology in a traditional way with the students included in the control group, in the experimental group, the lessons were lectured using visual elements and technology (PowerPoint, video, etc.) with the pre-service teachers included. In this research that was carried out using an experimental method, “Perceived Instructor Behaviors Scale” developed by Kara, İzci, Köksalan and Zelyurt (2015) was used as pre-application and post-application. According to the findings, visual elements and technology-assisted teaching caused pre-service teachers to perceive their instructors as calmer, more adequate and authoritative. When the probable negative effects of an authoritative instructor upon the students were considered, should sufficient and calm perception of the instructor be supported or should calmness and sufficiency of the instructor be preferred by avoiding technology-assisted teaching which makes the teaching process mechanic?

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