Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 24 October 2022
Analysis of the Activities in the Primary School Turkish Textbooks in Terms of Creative Thinking Skills
Halil Taş, Muhammet Baki Minaz
Ministry of National Education (Turkey), Sakarya University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Turkish Course, Turkish Textbook, Creativity, Creative Thinking Skills, Activity
In this research, it is aimed to examine the activities in the primary school Turkish textbooks in terms of creative thinking skills (fluency, originality, flexibility). The document analysis method was used in this research, which was designed with a case study, one of the qualitative research methods. Primary school Turkish textbooks approved by the Ministry of National Education constitute the basic documents/data sources of the research. In this study, in which the data obtained were subjected to descriptive analysis, the activities in the textbooks were examined in detail in terms of whether they were related to creative thinking skills and which sub-dimension of creative thinking skill. For this purpose, a "creative thinking skill activity form" was developed by the researchers. In the research, it was determined that there are 905 activities in primary school Turkish textbooks, only 120 of these activities are related to creative thinking skills, the majority of the activities determined are for the flexibility sub-dimension, there is no systematic situation in the distribution of activities in terms of number and content, and the activities are original and up-to-date. It has been determined that they are not sufficient for gaining and developing creative thinking skills.
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