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ERIC Number: EJ931139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Creative Thought in Teaching Turkish Language
Aytan, Talat; Guney, Nail; Gun, Mesut
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n5 p408-416 May 2011
Primary Turkish lesson curriculum aims to educate individuals who can use Turkish and the abilities of speaking, writing, listening and reading efficiently; who can express feelings, ideas and dreams; who are sensitive to national values and who has the consciousness of language and the top level conscious abilities such as classification, investigating and critical thinking, and the ones who can take responsibilities and work creatively with a group or individually. Especially, the ability of creating is the field to be studied thoroughly and developed. Creative thinking can be described as any imaginary product involving original thoughts beyond the straight-line thinking platform. Student-based education and carefully planned lessons have great importance on discovering creativity. The activities enabling the students to be active, to express his or her thoughts easily and democratic atmosphere are effective to discover the creative sides of the students. A teacher of Turkish language should help to form and develop creative thoughts by organizing activities suitable for the students' social and linguistic levels which are based on the use of the students' creative sides in the fields of listening, watching, reading, speaking, writing and learning grammar, apart from the ones given in the Turkish activity books. In this study, two examples of activities for each field of listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar are going to be organised in the level of secondary Turkish lesson for 7th classes with the aim of developing creative thinking. The aim of this study is to form alternative activities that can help to discover the students' creative sides, to help the teachers in practising and to emphasize the importance of creative thinking. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey