The Efficacy of Drama in Field Experience: A Qualitatıve Study Using Maxqda

  •  Senel Elaldi    
  •  Nazli Sila Yerliyurt    


This study attempted to evaluate the views of senior preservice preschool teachers on the efficacy of drama activities in their field experience in terms of the effect of students’ learning, socialization, individual or group work skills and school connectedness and also disclosed the suggestions of senior preservice preschool teachers for faculty members who give drama lectures regarding the delivery of drama course. The study group included 51 (Female = 37, Male = 14) senior preservice preschool teachers studying in the Faculty of Education at Cumhuriyet University, Turkey in the spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. Data were collected through an interview form including five semi structured questions that were prepared in line with the aim of the study by the researchers. The data were analyzed using MAXQDA-11, qualitative data analysis software, and descriptive analysis technique. Main themes were generated and then the views were aligned under the themes. The findings revealed that senior preservice preschool teachers had positive views regarding the impact of drama activities in their field experience. In-service training programs were suggested to be designed systematically for professional development of preservice teachers.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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