Awareness of Primary Teachers about Teaching Location and Direction Concepts


  • Nilgün DAĞ Mersin University, Mersin TURKEY
  • Bülent AKSOY Gazi University, Ankara TURKEY
  • Halis Adnan ARSLANTAŞ Eskişehir Osmangazi University Eskişehir, TURKEY


Location, Direction, Primary Teacher


The aim of this study is to determine the awareness of primary teachers about the teaching of location and direction concepts. The study was designed according to a qualitative research model, and the data was collected through a semi[1]structured interview form developed by researchers consisting of open-ended questions. The study group consisted of seven primary teachers working in Eskişehir, Mersin and Nevşehir provinces of Turkey. In determining the study group, the convenience sampling technique was used from purposeful sampling methods. The interviews were conducted in the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year and the data obtained were analyzed by content analysis. The study findings showed that participants were aware that the concepts of “location” and “direction” constitute a necessity in the curriculum and that the teaching of these concepts provides benefits and convenience to students both in school life and in daily life practice.