Aesthetics and aesthetic creativity in social studies


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Dolapcioglu S., Gurkan B., KARAKUŞ M.

PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI, cilt.9, ss.913-944, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14527/pegegog.2019.029
  • Dergi Adı: PEGEM EGITIM VE OGRETIM DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.913-944

Özet

This study's aim is to investigate the primary school teachers' views on the applications of aesthetic and aesthetic creativity in social studies class. It was designed as a phenomenological study as one of the qualitative research methods. The participants of the study consisted of 8 primary school teachers working in schools with different socio-economic substructure in Adana and Hatay in the 2017-2018 academic year. The data were collected through semi-structured interview form, and analysed following content analysis method. The findings of the study revealed that teachers conceptualize the concept of aesthetic in different ways; they consider that aesthetic creativity is as important as scientific creativity; that aesthetic education contributes to mental and emotional development of the students; that social studies class is effective in gaining creativity; and accordingly, they have included aesthetic education in their courses. The findings of the study revealed that teachers conceptualize the concept of aesthetic in different ways; that they consider that aesthetic creativity is as important as scientific creativity; they believe aesthetic education contributes to mental and emotional development of the students; that they think social studies class is effective in gaining creativity; and, therefore, they include aesthetic education in various ways in their courses.