Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1777

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of enriched creative activities program supported with Aytürk technique on creativity level in music courses

Ayşen Ertürkler
  • Ayşen Ertürkler
  • Department of Music, Ataşehir Science and Art Center, Ministry of Education, İstanbul, Turkey.
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Hakan Bağcı
  • Hakan Bağcı
  • Department of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 13 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 18 March 2019
  •  Published: 10 April 2019

Abstract

The aim of this study is to reveal a new and unique technique that can be used in music lessons and other courses and to determine the impact of the Enriched Creative Activities Program with the Aytürk Technique, which was developed by Ertürkler, on the creative thinking abilities of students. The study was designed according to a pretest-posttest experimental model with a control group. In the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, two of the fourth-year classes of Hasan Akan Primary School were randomly selected as study groups. The two classes were assigned as an experimental group and a control group. As a measuring tool, Raudsepp (1983)’s “How creative are you?” creativity test was used. While the control group continued with their ordinary music lessons and school education, the experimental group students were supported with the Aytürk Technique and Enriched Creative Activities Program in addition to the music lessons they attended at the school. In this context, in addition to the use of teaching methods and techniques in the literature, a new technique, which is not included in the current literature, was implemented in the learning process. It was aimed to have a participatory, creative and interactive educational environment in the activities applied to the experimental group and to give students the opportunity to imagine, create, and to express themselves. The Rhythmic Table, on which the technique is based, was used in each activity and rhythmic products or musical products were obtained. The students produced creative ideas for the intended objectives during the study and created permanent products related to the subject by using the new technique. At the end of the activity, the activities were exhibited by the students. At the end of the 10-week experiment, the experimental group students were observed to be more successful compared to the control group students.

 

Key words: Creativity, music education, drama, new approaches in music education, new education techniques.