IJIET 2017 Vol.7(8): 589-594 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.8.937

Recognition of Teachers about Pupils‟ Competencies to Use Social Network System

Masami Yoshida

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: yoshida-m@faculty.chiba-u.jp).

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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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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