Investigation of Prospective Elementary Teachers' Drawing Skills and Their Attitudes towards Drawing Practices


CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol.47, no.2, pp.492-509, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.14812/cufej.381811
  • Page Numbers: pp.492-509


Drawing works is important because it is the basis of the studies supporting the development of visual perceptions, creative thinking and artistic design power of prospective elementary school teachers. It is known that some adults do not go above the level of development they have achieved in primary and secondary school in terms of drawing skills. It is a frequent occurrence that many adults who have been educated at a higher level in other fields but not in arts are still drawing like children and using template figures. For this reason, it is considered important to focus on the drawing skills that individuals are expected to earn in the art education process. In context with this, in this research, it has been aimed to investigate views related to design- drawing works that prospective elementary school teachers conduct within visual art class. The research is a descriptive survey model. The sample of this research consists of 83 elementary prospective teachers (45 female, 38 male) studying at a state university elementary education classroom teaching program in the Turkey's southern region. A questionnaire developed by the researcher was used as the data collection tool. Analysis of data obtained from the questionnaire was performed through descriptive statistics. The research findings show that most of prospective elementary teachers don't know drawing techniques and how to start drawing. Moreover, most of the prospective elementary teachers experience problems about composition and perspective during drawing. In addition, the findings indicate that prospective elementary teachers worry during the drawing works.