Efficacy of Teaching Methods Applied by Social Studies Teachers to Develop Primary Level Student Social Values from North Ghor Education Directorate Social Studies Teachers’ Viewpoint

Basil H. menazel


This study aims to identify social studies teachers’ role in developing primary level students’ social values from North Ghor Education Directorate social studies teachers’ viewpoint. The study population was social studies teachers from North Ghor Education directorate numbering 67, while the study sample numbered 53. The study tool, a questionnaire, was distributed to the sample with 49 statistically eligible questionnaires retrieved. the study arrived at several results mainly: First, efficacy of teaching methods used by social studies teachers in developing patriotism, cooperation and sharing with others, dealing well with and respecting others, being helpful and a passion for learning were practiced at a moderate level. Second, Social values were in harmony with both Islamic culture alongside good customs that are commonly practiced at home resulting in social studies teachers’ behavior being in line with their upbringing and Jordanian environment which helped them to focus on developing cooperation and participation amongst students. Finally, the study recommended the necessity to reinforce teaching methods used by social studies teachers to develop patriotism, sharing, and cooperation, respecting others, dealing well with others, being helpful and instilling a passion for learning.

Keywords: Teaching methods, Social studies teachers, Social values.

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