Journal of Childhood, Education & Society (2021-02-01)

Children’s problem solving skills: Does Drama Based Storytelling Method work?

  • Gökhan Kayılı,
  • Zeynep Erdal

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2, no. 1
pp. 43 – 57


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In this research, it was aimed to investigate The Effect Of Problem Solving Training Provided By The Drama Based Storytelling Method on the problem solving skills of five-year-old children. The research is designed according to quasi-experimental model which is one of the quantitative research methods. In the research, semi-experimental design with pretest-posttest control group was used. A total of 40 children, including 20 children in the experimental group and 20 children in the control group, were included in the research. In addition to the Turkey Ministry of National Education Preschool Education Program, children who constitute the experimental group have been given problem solving training with The Drama Based Storytelling Method for a total of 7 weeks, 2 days a week and 1 hour. The children in the control group were not included in this education, but continued their daily education programs only using the Ministry of Education Preschool Education Program currently implemented. The problem solving skills of the children participating in the research were evaluated with The Scale of Problem Solving Skills. The test were applied to children before and after the intervention period; In addition, it was reapplied to the experimental group after 2 weeks. As a result of the research, it can be said that the problem-solving education provided with The Drama Based Storytelling Method, which is implemented in integration with the Ministry of National Education Preschool Education Program, has contributed positively to the problem-solving skills of five-year-old children.