- Music, Education, Music education, Audience training, Basic music education, Measurement and evaluation.
This study aims to provide the correct behaviors towards listening to music and inform students about this topic attending primary and middle schools. For this purpose, 15 schools in the Giresun school district were determined through a random selection method and the students who were studying in these schools received training on listening to music. The educational curriculum is developed by expert opinions, which includes the following subjects: the difference between hearing and listening, the definition of music, concert and recital, the importance of going to a concert, the ways to be informed about concerts, rules to follow in a concert, and basic information regarding concert halls. The trainings were completed within 2 class hours in each school and supported by audiovisual materials within the school facilities. This study used a single group pretest-posttest experimental design, and a 15-question test was implemented to measure the achievement of students. The students answered this test before and after participating in the training process, and the results were analyzed using quantitative analysis methods. The dependent sample t-test was used for the significance of the difference between the pre and posttest scores. The results indicated that there was a significant difference in all schools between the pretest and posttest scores in favor of posttest. Based on this finding, it can be concluded that the listening education that was given to students was effective and had attained its intended purpose.