Furnushing New Generations with Productive ICT Skills to Make Them the Maker of Their Own Future

Özdemir S., Cetin E., Çelik A., Berikan Peker B., Yüksel A. O.

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND FUTURE-EGITIM VE GELECEK DERGISI, vol.0, no.11, pp.137-157, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-157
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Increasing awareness on children's using ICT tools interdisciplinary to solve the problems they observe is one of the priority issues in the pursuit of several countries. Today, because individuals want to use products by their own pleasure and wishes, "do it yourself" movement has started to become common and as a result of the facilities of technology, the culture of creation was born. This study aims to find out children's current views on production, to make implementations regarding 3D designs and to discover whether there is awareness in children's ideas regarding production after the 3D design and production activities. Exploratory case study, a qualitative method, was used to answer the questions regarding the use of Tinkercad program and children's examination of their 3D designs. A total of 22 children from the Child Council of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality participated in a one day 3D design and production activity with Tinkercad online design program presented by Autodesk. Several themes such as information technology use of children and their parents, children's 3D designs and their awareness levels were analyzed. Results show that even though children use information technologies for communication and fun, they are unaware of the productive aspects of ICT. Organizing activities allowing them to produce with computers and computerized machines help children to see the potential power of ICT.