THE EFFECT OF DRAMA METHOD ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, ATTITUDE AND PERMANENCE IN SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE FOR FIFTH GRADE
5. SINIF SOSYAL BİLGİLER DERSİNDE DRAMA YÖNTEMİNİN ÖĞRENCİ BAŞARISINA, TUTUMUNA VE KALICILIĞA ETKİSİ

Author : Feyzullah EZER -- Selda AKSÜT
Number of pages : 403-419

Abstract

The objective of the present study is to construct drama activities related to the use of drama method in the instruction of topics in the middle school fifth grade Social Studies course, "Learning About Our Region" unit, and to investigate the effect of the drama activities on student achievement, retention and student attitudes towards the course. The study was conducted with the fifth grade students in Mezre secondary school located at Elazığ city center during 2013-2014 academic year fall semester. The study is a quantitative study, perusing quantitative data. A study was used quasi-experimental design with pretest-posttest and control group. A study (n = 38) and a control group (n = 33) were used in the study. In the study group, lessons were instructed with the drama method, while in the control group, lessons were instructed with teaching methods and techniques provided in the curriculum. An achievement test, attitude scale and interview form were used as data collection tools in the research. Both parametric and non-parametric tests were utilized in the analysis of the data obtained in the study. The results obtained in the study were analyzed with the SPSS 17.00 software. The parametric tests of Paired Samples Statistics t-test and Independent Samples t-test were used where the variance distribution was homogeneous to control whether the data exhibited normal distribution in order to analyze the collected data accurately. In cases where the variance did not exhibit a normal distribution, Mann-Whitney U test, a non-parametric counterpart of the abovementioned tests, was used. In data analysis, arithmetic mean ( ), standard deviation (SD), percentage and frequency values utilized. Statistical significance level of P *

Keywords

Social Studies, Drama Method, Student Achievement, Attitude

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