Abstract


THE EFFECT OF LIFELONG LEARNING ON INDIVIDUAL INNOVATIVENESS

The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of secondary school teachers' lifelong learning levels on their individual innovativeness. The research was conducted using the relational survey model, one of the quantitative research methods. The sample of the study consists of a total of 364 teachers, 270 female and 94 male teachers working in public secondary schools in the Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul. "Lifelong Learning Scale (LLI)" and "Innovativeness Scale (IS)" were used as data collection tools. A ready-made statistical package program was used in the analysis of the data. As a result of the research, teachers' lifelong learning and individual innovativeness levels were found to be high. While the lifelong learning levels of teachers do not differ according to the variables of gender, age, education level, and total working time in the profession, they differ significantly according to the branch variable. While the individual innovativeness levels of teachers do not differ significantly according to gender, age, branch, and total working time in the profession, they differ significantly according to the education level variable. A positive and significant relationship was found between teachers' lifelong learning and their individual innovativeness levels. Lifelong learning level explains individual innovativeness level by 23%.



Keywords

Lifelong learning, individual innovativeness, teacher.


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