Effects of Utilising Museums in Pre-school Education

By Hande Usbaş and Oya Abacı.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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This research has been supported by Marmara University Scientific Research Project Committee under project number EGT-C-YLP-171108-0271. The research aimed to investigate the effects of “Programme on Utilising Museums in Pre-School Education” which was carried out according to the social-emotional and cognitive field gains determined by the education program of Ministry of Education on 6 year-old children continuing to pre-school educational institution. In the study both the quantitative and the qualitative data collecting methods were utilized and among experimental design methods pre-test, post-test controlling group design was used. The experimental process was completed in 11 weeks. As conclusion of the research, there is a significant difference in favour of the experimental group, who were involved in the activities of before visit, visit and after visit that took place in the “Programme on Utilising Museums in Pre-School Education” in order to actualize scheduled museum visits, in social-emotional and cognitive improvement, the lastingness of the learned information and the reflection of the museum experience to students’ life when compared to the control group of students who were involved in the conventional education.

Keywords: Museum, Museum Education, Pre-school Education

International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.27-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.887MB).

Hande Usbaş

Teacher, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

She is a 2003 graduade from Pre School Education Faculty of Marmara University. She completed her master thesis in 2010 on “Utilization of Museums for Pre-school Education” at the Marmara University and is still working as a pre school teacher since 2003.

Dr. Oya Abacı

Assistant Professor, Atatürk Education Faculty, Department of Elementary Education, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

She received Master of Arts in Plastic Arts at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in İstanbul and received Ph.D. in Art with a thesis on “Museum Education” at the Marmara University in 1996. She teaches Art and Esthetics, Civilisations and Art History, Museum Education and Experiences, Visual Art Education in the undergraduate program and Children and Culture in the Ph.D. program at the Education Faculty, Marmara University.


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