Effects of Creative Drama Method on Students’ Attitude towards Social Studies, Academic Achievement and Retention in Turkey

Ozlem Kaf, Ozge Uygungul Yilmaz


APA 6th edition
Kaf, O., & Yilmaz, O.U. (2017). Effects of Creative Drama Method on Students’ Attitude towards Social Studies, Academic Achievement and Retention in Turkey. European Journal of Educational Research, 6(3), 289 - 298. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.3.289

Harvard
Kaf O., and Yilmaz O.U. 2017 'Effects of Creative Drama Method on Students’ Attitude towards Social Studies, Academic Achievement and Retention in Turkey', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 289 - 298. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.6.3.289

Chicago 16th edition
Kaf, Ozlem and Yilmaz, Ozge Uygungul . "Effects of Creative Drama Method on Students’ Attitude towards Social Studies, Academic Achievement and Retention in Turkey". (2017)European Journal of Educational Research 6, no. 3(2017): 289 - 298. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.6.3.289

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of creative drama as a teaching method on academic achievement and retention in social studies, students’ attitude towards social studies of 4th grade. The research is designed according to quasi-experimental model. The research was conducted with 4th year students in a public school in Adana in Turkey. There are 42 students in experimental group and 39 in control group. Creative drama activities were used to develop social studies achievement and attitude of students as a treatment for the experimental group. The treatment consisted of 15 hours, 40 minutes sessions that equal a class hour in school and 3 hours a week. Control groups had been taught by classroom teachers as the way they do traditionally. Data collection tools are “Attitude Towards Social Studies Scale” developed  by Gencel “Achievement Test” developed by the researchers.  Data were processed by using covariance analysis. Findings indicated that creative drama method has a significant effect on social studies achievement and students’ attitude towards social studies but not a significant effect on retention of social studies knowledge.

Keywords: Creative drama, social studies achievement, social studies attitude, primary school.


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