The Degree of Familiarity of Female Teachers at Secondary Schools in Al-Kharj Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Their Applications in the Curriculum of Natural Sciences

Authors

  • Asma Abdulrahman Nami Alshaikh Associate Professor, Department of Curricula and Teaching Methods, College of Education in Al-Kharj, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2022-0137

Keywords:

Fourth Industrial Revolution, Technologies, Applications of Technologies, Secondary Schools, Al-Kharj Governorate

Abstract

The current study measured secondary school teachers' (female) familiarity with "Fourth Industrial Revolution" technologies and their applications in the Natural Science curriculum. The study followed a descriptive-analytical technique. A test was constructed with three themes: fourth industrial revolution technologies, fourth industrial revolution in teaching and learning of sciences, and fourth industrial revolution in the science curriculum. The study sample included 140 Al-Kharj secondary school, science teachers. The results of the study showed that secondary school teachers' (female) familiarity with "Fourth Industrial Revolution" technologies is low, at 43%, with "Fourth Industrial Revolution" technologies in teaching and learning science is very low, at 42%, and with "Fourth Industrial Revolution" technologies that can be included in "Natural Sciences" curricula is very low, at 37%. The study found no variations in secondary teachers' (female) acquaintance with the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" and its applications in the natural sciences curriculum based on specialization and experience. Considering the results, many recommendations have been made. The most important is science teachers need in-service "training programs" to educate them on the fourth industrial revolution technologies and how to use them in the curriculum. The fourth industrial revolution requires "Teachers Preparation Programs" for science teachers and the science curriculum.

 

Received: 11 June 2022 / Accepted: 28 August 2022 / Published: 2 September 2022

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Published

2022-09-02

How to Cite

Alshaikh, A. A. N. . (2022). The Degree of Familiarity of Female Teachers at Secondary Schools in Al-Kharj Governorate, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Their Applications in the Curriculum of Natural Sciences. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 12(5), 235. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2022-0137