Examination of Industry 4.0 interest and knowledge level on students and teachers in vocational technical education

Kuzhan M., Akman G.


  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Kocaeli
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-2
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


When we look at the industrial development with the developing technology, 4 different industrial revolutions have occurred. The first of these industrial revolutions started with the invention of the steam engine. Then, with the development of the internet in the 1990s, artificial intelligence systems rapidly enter our lives. With the developing artificial intelligence systems, factories and production centers that can make autonomous production in the field of industry have emerged. With the effect of this, a suitable environment was prepared for industry 4.0, which is an unnamed revolution. The concept of the Industry 4.0 revolution, which was introduced in Germany in 2011, was rapidly accepted worldwide. In this study, evaluations were made in terms of industry 4.0 interest and knowledge level through teachers and students in vocational technical education. Industry 4.0 awareness survey was conducted by 259 people as an online survey in order to be able to measure Industry 4.0. Vocational high school students, teachers working in vocational high schools and vocational high school graduates in different fields who graduated participated in the survey. The data set obtained as a result of the survey was processed on SPSS 26 version and the results were evaluated. In order to interpret the survey results, t test, anova, manova statistical analysis techniques were applied. Apart from this, it was observed that the results concentrated on 6 factors applied to exploratory factor analysis data set. As a result, as expected in the study, teachers working in vocational high schools had higher levels of industry 4.0 interest and knowledge than students. In addition to this, the knowledge and interest level of industry knowledge has been found higher than the students who received postgraduate education. Industry 4.0 awareness levels are higher especially among students and teachers studying in the field of information technologies compared to other fields.