A Qualitative Study on the Application of Problem-Based Teaching Theory on Music Education: The Example of Artvin Çoruh University

Ömür Bütev Dolğun


The understanding of education where student participates in the classes actively has taken place of the traditional teacher-based understanding in the student-centered education understanding which is one of the changes put forward by modern education view. What is important here is to assure that learning is more effective, efficient and permanent through the active participation of the student in the learning process. One of the modern learning methods developed for this purpose is Problem-based Learning. This theory can be summarized as giving the student a problem and having him/her on the problem; searching solution; forming the solutions in the most appropriate way by analyzing them; and finally presenting them to the teacher. In addition to the arts and music education generally given in the traditional way, the application of modern learning theories onto these fields may be of significance in terms of reaching new and extraordinary results. The application of Problem-based Learning method which is one of these learning theories is quite recent. In this study, a problem related to music education for children has been presented to the teacher candidates, who are sophomores in Class Teaching, in accordance with the Problem-based Learning theory and they have been expected to gather information on the subject, to reach a synthesis and to find a solution. Later, the results reached by the candidates who work as groups are examined by the qualitative research method.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2015.v5n1s1p9

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