The effectiveness of the mind-maps in the courses of art education in the primary schools
AuthorÜnalan, Halit Turgay
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The abilities of the improvement of creative attitude, the power of aesthetical and practical estimations, productivity and thinking with assets are acquired in the courses of art education in the primary schools. Also students are able to find self-expressing and self-identy opportinities in these courses. The art education in the primary schools constitutes one of the most difficult fields to learn and instruct. There are two main viewpoints in the art education. One of them is education education by means applied model arising by visual components, an affective and sensitive experience. The other is mental and conceptual weighted model. The instruction of mental and conceptual weighted lessons of art education in the primary schools is consist of art historical, aesthical and critical field subjects. It is thought that there are inadequacies on effective and sufficient instraction of art historical, aesthetical and critical field subjects. Sufficient and effectiveness of mind-maps on learning must be studied. The main purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the use of mind-maps on the courses of art education in the primary schools. 7th grade students in the primary schools in the academic year of 2006-2007 constitute the universe of the study. 68 students in 7/A and 7/B of Kazim Karabekir Primary School, the county of Eskisehir constitutes the sample of the study. Pre-test/post-test control model was used in this study and data were collected from the sample of the study by an oversee-test. The knowledge of students related to trends of modem art subject in the scope of art history was measured by this test including 30 questions. After pre-test and post-test points of the experiment and control groups were acquired, the average points and standard deviation were computed. "t test" was used on the comparasons between the groups and 0.05 confidence degree was taken as the significant degree. "SPSS 11 for Winows" software was used in all statistical analysis.