Social Responsibility Cognition In Higher Education

Ilgin H. Ö., Ertekin I., Yengin D. A.

The Turkish Online Journal of Design, Art and Communication, vol.7, no.4, pp.686-696, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Establishing sustainable social responsibility awareness by strengthening the social responsibility consciousness of the students who prefer Vocational School for vocational education is important for the development of social awareness. In this context, the aim of this study is to be able to demonstrate the social responsibility awareness gains in Vocational Schools. Namik Kemal University Marmara Ereglisi Vocational School Social Assistance and Solidarity Club initiated in 2016 and to determine and examine the social responsibility awareness development of the students participating in club activities based on the views of the students and the advisors of the study. The data were compiled with observations made during the one year period by the advisor teaching staff member and the advisor teaching staff. The sample group was composed of 9 students who were club members and a focus group study was conducted with the group. It can be said that the social responsibility project carried out by the students for a year at the end of the study was effective in improving the social responsibility awareness of the students and the social environment of the college students. It has been revealed that the students have the ability to work as a team, to acquire new friendships, to be able to cope with difficulties and to produce solutions.