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The present study aimed to determine the role of media literacy education in value acquisition based on the views of pre-service social studies teachers. The study was designed with the phenomenology method, a qualitative research design. The study group was assigned with criterion sampling, a purposive sampling method. Study data were collected with the interview method. The data were analyzed with the descriptive analysis technique. According to pre-service social studies teachers, the significant roles of media literacy education in sustaining the values included raising consciousness, raising awareness, and improving unity, and the participants also mentioned collaboration, guidance, prevention of immorality and socio-cultural degeneration, production of ideas, improvement of interpersonal relations, prevention of the loss of values, active transfer of the values to future generations, comprehension of the values, recognition of the importance of the values, comprehension of the effect of values on individuals, providing information, serving as the main auxiliary resource in value acquisition, contribution to mastering and comprehension of the topic, and contribution to permanent learning. On the positive contributions of media literacy education to value acquisition, most pre-service teachers included raising consciousness, cooperation, development of a critical perspective, revelation of the lost values, and raising awareness.
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