SOFT SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH A FOCUS ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES THROUGH CRITICAL PEDAGOGY
Soft skills are already important in people's daily socioeconomic lives and are expected to become even more important in the coming years. Unlike so-called "hard skills," they can be applied and exploited in a wide range of areas and issues. As a result, their development through the education system is critical for future citizens. Furthermore, the integration of Soft Skills with new technologies will expand opportunities for their development in the classroom and increase student participation. The development of the above in light of Critical Pedagogy is a proposal that prioritizes students who are not afforded the same opportunities by the educational system, while also approaching everyday problems in a novel way. As a result, the effort to solve them is combined with the development of Soft Skills. In this thesis, educational material was created and evaluated by students in the fifth grade of primary school through semi-structured interviews, yielding positive results in terms of the initial purpose and requests.