Analyzing of relationship between teachers' individual innovativeness levels and their tpack self-efficacies

Ahmet Naci Çoklar, Ayşe Özbek
2017 Journal of human sciences  
Individual characteristics of people such as approach to technology, knowledge level and perceptions come into prominence. Rogers is classified individuals in five different categories (innovators, early adaptors, early majority, late majority, laggards) in terms of their innovation characteristics and states them as individual innovativeness. Having an individual innovativeness level is a factor which not only may influence people's skills concerning use of technology but also may influence
more » ... chers' technological integration level in the class. This study aims to determine the effect of teachers' individual innovativeness level on technological integration process. In line with this purpose, TPACK self-efficacies scale and individual innovativeness scale have been applied to 421 teachers employed in Turkey in 2013-2014 education years. Teachers' individual innovativeness levels, TPACK skill conditions and predictive power level of individual innovativeness on TPACK skills have been researched. As a result of this research, it has been understood that a great majority of teachers consider themselves as early majority and early adaptors as well as being advanced level in terms of TPACK skills. In addition it has been concluded that there is a positive and important relationship between individual innovativeness and TPACK, while individual innovativeness becomes an important predictor of TPACK skills.
doi:10.14687/jhs.v14i1.4413 fatcat:glp3jfrxaremhamig3f6drwvve