Vol 5 No 1 (2019)
Articles

Examining the Effects of Aesthetic Education Program on Aesthetic Judgment Development of Five-Year-Old Children

Esra ÜNLÜER
Department of Preschool Education, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli
Rengin ZEMBAT
Department of Preschool Education, Maltepe University, İstanbul
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Keywords
  • Aesthetic,
  • Aesthetic judgment,
  • Aesthetic education program,
  • Aesthetic experience,
  • Preschool education,
  • Art
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Abstract

This study aims to identify the effectiveness of the Aesthetic Education Program on aesthetic judgment development of the five year old children. The pre-test and post-test control group experimental design was applied throughout the study. The group matching technique was employed in constitution of the study groups. Participants of the study consist of 36 five-year-old children attending at the Kocaeli University Application Kindergarden at the 2016-2017 academic year. Participants were assigned to experimental and control groups equally. Experimental group was taught through Aesthetic Education Program in twice a week for 10 weeks together with their curriculum. Participants in the control group thought through national early childhood curriculum. In the study THPC Aesthetic Judgment Scale which was developed by Taylor and Helmstadter (1971) adapted Turkish culture and validated by Acer (2006) validity and reliability. The validity and reliability of THPC Aesthetic Judgment Scale for five years olds children were by researcher. In statistical data analysis, Mann Whitney U-Test and Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test were used. The results indicated that Aesthetic Education Program effects positively five-years old children’s aesthetic judgment development.

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