Abstract—We investigate the opinions of Japanese primary
school teachers in terms of their perceptions of their pupils’
competencies regarding media information literacy at using
social network services (SNS). Valid criteria to evaluate
competencies were recently advocated by the United Nations
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, and 25
performance criteria items in three competence categories were
selected for this study. In particular, participation competence
of the middle level was used to measure the weight of teachers’
opinions of importance, and we introduced paired comparisons
and the geometric mean method to calculate importance. As a
result, communication competence was evaluated as being
somewhat active, and monitoring competence was evaluated as
being somewhat inactive. In addition, counter risk ability was
recognized as the most important performance criterion item in
participation competence. Based on a discussion, we reveal the
need to develop greater competence to expand connection of
users in SNS.
Index Terms—Media information literacy, primary school, pupils’ competencies, social network service, UNESCO.
M. Yoshida is with the Faculty of Education, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Masami Yoshida, "Recognition of Teachers about Pupils‟ Competencies to Use Social Network System," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 589-594, 2017.