The use of art activities in social studies classes

Emel Akhan Nadire
2014 Educational Research and Reviews  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.5897/err2014.1886 fatcat:k7pz3mp5xrcl7jcf63zjeg4xve