An Examination of Studying Approaches and Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Perceptions of Prospective Teachers

Gecer A.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.12, no.49, pp.151-172, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 49
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-172
  • Keywords: deep studying approach, surface studying approach, self-efficacy, information literacy, prospective teacher, STRATEGIES
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Problem Statement: Students may behave differently from each other during the learning process. While some of them struggle to conceive the subject with all respects (the deep studying approach), the others just memorize it without any effort to comprehend (the surface studying approach). Today, students usually learn the strategies on their own regarding how and when to study to be successful. They spend lots of time doing this and sometimes fail. A majority of them are in favor of the surface studying approach and study only before the exam. Determining studying approaches and information literacy self-efficacy perceptions of prospective teachers may shed light on future studies on this matter.