EVALUATING THE CONTENT OF TEACHER CANDIDATES’ COURSE BOOKS ACCORDING TO VISUAL DESIGN ELEMENTS
Textbooks are one of the indispensable materials of educational life, even if the technology has developed, textbooks from past to present are still among the most basic building blocks of education and it can be said that they will continue in this way in the future, and in this research, social studies textbooks taught in schools in the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are intended to be evaluated by teacher candidates for visual design principles. Alpan (2004) was used in the research, which is the visual design scale of "Graphic/Visual Design Principles Scale for Textbooks". The score of the scale is calculated as "Yes" option is calculated as 2 points, "Partially" option is calculated as 1 point and "No" option is calculated as 0 points. The data obtained as a result of the research were evaluated by scoring between 1-10. According to the result of the evaluation of the teacher candidates from the research, it was determined that the books had different levels of averages according to the scale dimensions but were quite suitable as a general line.
Keywords: Education, Social Studies, Visual Design
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