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DOI

10.14221/ajte.2013v38n1.5

Abstract

The aim of the study is to explore the effect of the creative drama method on pre-service classroom teachers’ writing skills and attitudes towards writing. Additionally, the views of the pre-service teachers concerning the creative drama method were also investigated in the study. The participants of the study were 24 pre-service teachers studying at Karadeniz Technical University Fatih Faculty of Education. The participants were asked to write activities with using creative drama method. The design of the study is mixed in that it included both qualitative and quantitative methods of research. The writings of the participants at the beginning and end of the study were evaluated through “Writing Skill Evaluation Form”. Their attitude towards writing was analyzed through “Writing Attitude Scale” again at the beginning and end of the study. Interviews were conducted with the participants to reveal their views on the creative drama method. The findings of the study suggest that the creative drama method improved the participants’ writing skills and attitudes towards writing. It is also found that the participants have positive views on the creative drama method.

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10.14221/ajte.2013v38n1.5