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ERIC Number: EJ1042397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-23
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
The Use of Art Activities in Social Studies Classes
Akhan, Nadire Emel
Educational Research and Reviews, v9 n20 p954-966 Oct 2014
The purpose of this research is to measure how effective the use of art activities is at achieving the goals of social studies program and to introduce a model practice that social studies teachers can follow. Accordingly, certain objectives were selected from among the main objectives of social studies program and the activities prepared for a 12-week period were carried out to achieve these objectives. The study group was comprised of 32 eight-grade students selected from a secondary school in the city centre of Antalya. For the selection of participants, an appropriate sampling method was chosen from purposive sampling methods. Action research, a type of qualitative research design, was adopted for the research design methodology. Data for the research was collected using qualitative data collection tools such as interview, observation and document analysis. Descriptive and document analysis were used for the analysis of research data. In general, the results indicated that art activities were effective in achieving the objectives of social studies program. Furthermore, it is important to make use of art subjects in social studies education and to conduct studies demonstrating examples from different branches of art.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey