Pre-service Physics Teachers Views on Designing and Developing Physics Digital Stories


  • serhat kocakaya Yuzuncu Yil University
  • Ferit karakoyun Dicle University
  • nihat kotluk Yuzuncu Yil University



Digital storytelling, Educational technology, Critical thinking, 21st century skills.


The aim of this study is to determine the pre-service physics teachers views on the effect of designing and developing physics digital stories (DST) on improving their 21st centuries skills. The study is a qualitative research carried out with 13 pre-service physics teachers, who participated in the course of designing and developing DST, during 6 weeks, at Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey, in the spring term of 2013-2014 academic year. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and were examined by descriptive analysis technique focusing on the themes. The major findings of the study are that they developed their many 21st century skills; such as ICT (information and communication technologies) skills, critical thinking, problem solving; planning, self-control, responsibility, production; communication, cooperation, and collaboration when creating their digital stories. Thus, to design and develop digital stories have a positive effect on pre-service physics teachers' skills, and improve many 21st century skills.

Author Biographies

serhat kocakaya, Yuzuncu Yil University

Associate professor,  Yuzuncu Yil University, Physics Education, Turkey

Ferit karakoyun, Dicle University

Dr, Z.G. Dicle University, Faculty of Education, Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies, Turkey

nihat kotluk, Yuzuncu Yil University

Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


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