International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(5) 152-169

A Primary School Teacher’s Journey on Using Drama Method in the Classroom: Collaborative Action Research Model

Nihan Akkocaoğlu Çayır & Ayşe Yolcu

pp. 152 - 169   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.375.11   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2104-02-0003

Published online: September 30, 2021  |   Number of Views: 11  |  Number of Download: 28


Abstract

This study aims to determine a primary school teacher’s observations and experiences regarding in-service training on drama method within the framework of collaborative action research model. The first author was invited to offer a 120-hour Drama Course upon request of the teachers in a primary school. In the 14th week, the action research process started with a teacher who wanted to implement the drama method in her classroom. Collaborative action research cycle was consisted of following phases: structuring the lesson plan, implementing, and monitoring the lesson plan in the classroom, teacher’s observation of the process, and reflection of the findings obtained through student feedback and reflective diaries. The teacher prepared 4 lesson plans, implemented, and evaluated them in this cycle, which lasted a total of 8 weeks. According to results, Derya teacher actively participated in the process, questioned her practices systematically, and became open to development and change with the students and researcher’s feedback. Based on the findings obtained, it is suggested that collaborative action research model in in-service training should be used. Thus, thanks to this model based on practice, it may be possible to reduce the theoretical weight of traditional in-service training and seminars.

Keywords: Drama, Collaborative Action Research, In-Service Training, Elementary School Teacher


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APA 6th edition
Cayir, N.A. & Yolcu, A. (2021). A Primary School Teacher’s Journey on Using Drama Method in the Classroom: Collaborative Action Research Model . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(5), 152-169. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.375.11

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Cayir, N. and Yolcu, A. (2021). A Primary School Teacher’s Journey on Using Drama Method in the Classroom: Collaborative Action Research Model . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(5), pp. 152-169.

Chicago 16th edition
Cayir, Nihan Akkocaoglu and Ayse Yolcu (2021). "A Primary School Teacher’s Journey on Using Drama Method in the Classroom: Collaborative Action Research Model ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (5):152-169. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.375.11.

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