The Evaluation of Success in Raising Environmental Awareness Through the Musical Instruments Produced Within the Scope of ECO Schools Program Implemented in Eskisehir


World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.828-831 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.248
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.828-831
  • Keywords: Music Education, Musical Materials, Production of Musical Instrument
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Substantial research which is related to raising awareness about environment has recently been conducted in Turkey as well as other countries. However, those studies which involved students practical experiences, conducted in educational context with a participatory approach can be subject to argument. One of the processes which is involved raising, particularly primary school pupils environmental sensitiveness is raising students environmental. Bringing out students' creative thinking abilities as well as raising their awareness concerning the recycling of the waste material is vital. The main purpose of the present study is, to evaluate the contribution of the musical instrument to raising students' environmental awareness as part of the ECO Schools Project. This study is a qualitative study and a semi structured interview form was used to gather data. The form was developed by the researcher. Content analysis method was used to analyze research data. The samples of this study consisted 20 students. The results o the study revealed students' development in terms of environmental awareness and how students produced and played instruments with other waste materials. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan