The effect of creative drama courses taken by teacher candidates on critical thinking standards




Critical thinking, Teacher candidates, Creative drama



Critical thinking is a way of thinking that allows all aspects of life to be effectively used. These stages, which continue from collecting to organizing information, express the steps of thinking skills that take their place in the field literature as critical thinking. Education and training activities are the biggest factors in the acquisition of critical thinking skills at the information society stage. Critical thinking is a way of thinking that allows all aspects of life to be effectively used. It is known that at the beginning of the creative drama course, all life skills are used. This study aimed to determine the changes in the critical thinking standards of candidate teachers after creative drama courses. The study used an experimental model with a pre-test post-test single-group experimental model as the descriptive research method. The study was carried out during the 14-week course period in the fall and spring semesters of the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years, and the study was carried out with the students enrolled in the course. "Critical Thinking Standards Scale for Teacher Candidates" developed by Aybek, Aslan, Dinçer & Coşkun Arısoy (2015) was used as a data collection tool. Analysis of the collected data revealed that creative drama course students positively affected their critical thinking skills.


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28-12-2023 — Updated on 28-12-2023

How to Cite

Bal İncebacak, B. (2023). The effect of creative drama courses taken by teacher candidates on critical thinking standards. Pedagogical Perspective, 2(2), 91–104.