The effect of children's literature on the improvement of listening skills of 2nd year primary school students


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2013

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Nazlı Durmuş

Supervisor: SELMA GÜLEÇ

Abstract:

The present study aims at determining the effect of some applications, on the development of the listening skills of 2nd year primary school students, which are enhanced by children's literature and realised through various methods and techniques. In this sense, firstly, a listening text that has been included in the current Turkish teachers' guide books, and some other texts adopted from other various sources were selected to be used in the pre-test and post-test measurements. Professionals of the field were consulted in order to contend over the appropriateness of the selected texts. Secondly, listening applications were realised during the Turkish lessons with the research group, 2-C class, at Sehit Murat Atsen Primary School in Bursa.The study was conducted in a period of twelve weeks, and it was designed to be an experimental study that consisted of single research group on which pre-test and post-test was applied. "The Listening Skill Evaluation Form" that was approved by the Ministry of Education and placed in the Primary School Turkish 2 Teachers' Guide Book, and prepared by Serdar Arhan and Secil Coskun was used as pre-test and post-test. And, in the applications throughout ten weeks period, various methods and techniques were used by the help of children's literature pieces aiming at improving the listening skills of the students.In order to fint out whether there was a significant difference between the pre-test and post-test data conducted from the students, the SPSS 15.0 (Statistic Package For Social Science) software was used for analyses. Results revealed that there was a significant difference between the pre-test and post-test results. In other words, it was observed that the pieces of children's literature had positive effect on the improvement of listening skills of the students.