The relations between students’ perceptions of equipment and attitudes toward teaching technical culture and informatics

9th International Scientific Conference Technics and Informatics in Education – TIE 2022 (2022) стр. 27-31

АУТОР(И): Damir Purković, Stjepan Kovačević

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DOI: 10.46793/TIE22.027P


The students’ attitude towards teaching is important in order to arouse interest and motivation for the lessons. In addition to the teacher, who plays the most important role, the environment in which instruction takes place can also influence student interest and motivation. Considering the peculiarities of technology and computer science teaching, the equipment of the classroom where the teaching takes place could have an influence. Therefore, the relationship between students’ perceptions of workshop/classroom facilities and their attitudes toward teaching technology and computer science was investigated here. The research was conducted in the form of a survey among a sample of 5th-8th grade students (N = 2155) from primary schools in Croatia. The results show a positive correlation between the students’ perception of the equipment and the statements that technical culture is important for life, that there should be more teaching in technical culture, that they like hands-on activities, and that they like working with technology. A weak correlation was found between the equipment and the need for more informatics and attitudes towards a career in this area. Therefore, it can be concluded that equipment is important for making students aware of the importance of this teaching, but it is not a decisive predictor of student attitudes.


informatics; technology teaching; equipment; students’ attitudes; technical culture


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