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ERIC Number: ED541928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Views of Teachers on the Use of Drama Method in Science and Technology Courses
Duban, Nil Yildiz; Duzgun, Merve Evsen
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry v4 n2 p46-55 Apr 2013
The aim of this study is to identify the views of the teachers on the use of drama as a teaching method in the science and technology courses. In the current study, qualitative research method was used. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews. The participants of the study were selected via maximum variation sampling. The participants consisted of 25 primary school (classroom) teachers teaching in primary schools located in the city-center and county centers of Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. The reliability of the interviews was found to be 89%. The findings show that drama can sometimes be used for science and technology topics. Most of the participants reported that the material in science and technology course was easier to learn through drama. While some of the participants make preparations to use drama, others use it without any preparation whenever they feel that the use of drama is appropriate. The participants made several recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the drama method. These recommendations apply to school administrations, teachers, and the Ministry of National Education. (Contains 6 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey