TEACHERS VIEW IN APPLICATION OF EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE IN PRIMARY EDUCATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA

Authors

  • Gulten Saliu-Aziri PS Jeronim De Rada, North Macedonia
  • Gorgi Kakasevski American University of Europe - FON, North Macedonia
  • Slavco Cungurski University of Tourism and Management, North Macedonia

Keywords:

primary education, educational software, teachers, students

Abstract

The fact that we are living in an era where technology dominates our lives and has become an integral
part of it, but also because even the youngest express great interest in it, is the reason why the technology is
becoming more and more included in the primary school curriculum. Therefore, government and education
authorities around the world have invested heavily in transforming traditional learning into modern learning using
information and communication technologies (ICT). Also in our primary schools there are continuous attempts to
transform the teaching by integrating ICT, specifically with learning through educational software. However, there
is an information that in some schools there are still elements of the traditional way of learning. That’s why it is
necessary to discuss to what extent educational software is used in our primary schools and what are the factors that
influence this phenomenon. In this paper, a general research is done on the educational software and tools needed
for integration in teaching around the world and then a research in our primary schools, in order to identify the
extent to which educational software and tools are used and what may be potential problems with which teachers
may face for their usage. A distinction is also made between classes with and without the use of educational
software or tools, in order to discover students' attitudes towards modern learning compared to traditional teaching
and at the same time to discover possible difficulties. For data collection a survey was conducted of 160 subject
teachers from primary schools in Kumanovo and the surrounding area, and 9 teachers who teach the subject
"Computer work and programming basics" from the primary school Jeronim De Rada. The results indicate that most
of the surveyed teachers believe that learning through educational software is the best way of learning today, that is
preparation for the modern world, that the kids will develop skills for cooperation, problems solving, critical
thinking and will bring the difficult problems close to the students. Unfortunately, teachers do not have enough
support for it, they often have technical problems, inadequate equipment, lack of effective training, lack of parental
support and many other reasons that will be explained in this paper with hope that they will take into account from
the responsible bodies for integrating in the curriculum in primary schools

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Published

2022-02-18

How to Cite

Saliu-Aziri, G., Kakasevski, G., & Cungurski, S. (2022). TEACHERS VIEW IN APPLICATION OF EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE IN PRIMARY EDUCATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA. KNOWLEDGE - International Journal , 50(3), 311–317. Retrieved from https://ikm.mk/ojs/index.php/kij/article/view/4980