Local environmental experiences of middle school students in art education in Turkey


EDUCATION 3-13, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03004279.2022.2137377
  • Journal Name: EDUCATION 3-13
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Psycinfo
  • Keywords: Art education, place-based art education, environmental art education, local environment, middle school, CHILDRENS PERCEPTIONS, PLACE, GEOGRAPHY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study focuses on the local environment activity process, conducted within the context of place-based art education. The research was designed as a holistic single-case study and was conducted with 25 middle school students aged 10-11, who were studying in the 5th grade in Turkey. Criterion sampling was used to determine the study group. The data were collected through worksheets, participant diaries, course evaluation forms, and artistic works and were analysed inductively. The findings indicate that students could think critically and feel the place physically, emotionally, socially, and individually by questioning and observing the local environment.