Main Article Content
Psychology is included directly as a course name in high schools and equivalent schools. In secondary school, it is shown in social studies education. Social studies education is formed according to the broad fields approach. In other words, quotations from the disciplines of social sciences are integrated within the scope of social studies units. In this, there are fields such as sociology, economics, law, as well as psychology. However, psychology is not like a separate course, it is in the content of the subjects in social studies education. Although psychology is not directly mentioned in a subject, the content can be related to psychology. Social studies education is a course taught between the fourth and seventh grades. The History of Revolution is taught in the eighth grade. This course is also conducted by social studies teachers and is related to social studies. For this reason, there are eighth grade students among the observed students.
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship and interaction of items such as the level of activeness of the students observed in the social studies course and during breaks, their listening status, the sitting arrangement in the classroom, their attention and perception levels. Peer communication and relationships among friends were evaluated through these observations. The effects of all these processes on psychological well-being are emphasized.
In this study, observation method was used within the scope of qualitative research. Within the scope of the teaching practice course, the reports formed as a result of the observation of one day of the student were examined. The topics in these reports contain various data about the students observed. These data were analyzed by content analysis technique.
As a result, it has been understood that the academic status, interests and levels of the students have an effect on the communication with their friends or the activeness of the students during recess. It has been observed that the position of the student in the classroom is also effective in the student's participation in the course.