Okul Öncesi Öğretmen Adaylarının Müziğe İlişkin Algılarının Belirlenmesi

Fatma Betül ŞENOL
2018 Turkish Studies  
Entering individuals from the time they are in their mothers' wombs, music is a representative art of our emotions and thoughts and a lifelong essential need. At the same time, music can support all developmental domains of children through various musical experiences, and it is used in education efficiently since early childhood. Musical activities should be prepared in a systematic way so that preschoolers fully benefit from music. Within the scope of these such prepared musical activities in
more » ... sical activities in preschool, there are practices such as breathing and singing, audio listening, producing, distinguishing, creative movement and dance, rhythm and musical story experiences. Teachers should possess the necessary knowledge and abilities to ensure the efficiency of musical activities in preschool. Thus, the determination of the teachers' perceptions towards music is of crucial importance, since they will plan and apply these activities in classes. In this sense, the aim of the study is to determine preschool teacher candidates' perceptions towards music through metaphors. The study was designed using the phenomenological research method which is one of the qualitative research methods. The study sample included 123 second year preschool teacher candidates studying at Afyon Kocatepe University, Education Faculty, Preschool Education Department, during the 2016-2017 academic year, fall term. A form which consisted of eight open-ended questions, was used as a data collection instrument in the study. The data was analyzed using content analysis, and it was represented with numerical values. The study results show that the participant teacher candidates produced Fatma Betül ŞENOL -Tuğçe AKYOL -Aslı YÜKSEL Turkish Studies Volume 13/4, Winter 2018 different metaphors regarding music, musical activities, the roles of teachers and children in these activities (n=959). Additionally, it was revealed that the knowledge and experiences the participant teacher candidates had acquired during music courses had effects on their metaphors. STRUCTURED ABSTRACT
doi:10.7827/turkishstudies.12707 fatcat:y5iv45iv3vcjjeeytbhtdufmxa