Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(1), pp. 178 - 189
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070123
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Analyzing the Cognitive Structures of Pre-service Teachers Who Take Art Education Classes Related to Art Concept


Fatih Karip *
Department of Art Education, Faculty of Education, Agri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study is to examine the cognitive structures of the pre-service teachers (PST) who take art education classes. The study was conducted with qualitative research methods. The sample of the study consisted of 425 PST studying at Faculty of Education, Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University. Independent word association test was used as data collection tool. The obtained data was analyzed with content analysis. The answers of the students related to art concept were gathered under 10 categories. These are the source of art, the classification of art, the definition of art, artist, the importance of art, social aspect of art, the elements of art, the tools of art, the value of art, the principles of art. The obtained concepts and categories were evaluated through percentage and frequency values. According to this, it was determined that the cognitive structures of PST were centered upon the category of art and classification of art. It was found that the categories of the importance of art, the value of art, the principles of art and the element of art were at lower levels. It was also determined that the PST had various misconceptions related to art concept.

KEYWORDS
Art, Art Education, Pre-service Teachers, Word Association Test, Cognitive Structure

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Fatih Karip . "Analyzing the Cognitive Structures of Pre-service Teachers Who Take Art Education Classes Related to Art Concept." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.1 (2019) 178 - 189. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070123.