Suggestion of a program related to free activity course: School gardening program Serbest etkinlik çalişmalari dersine yönelik bir program ̈nerisi: Okul bahçesi programi

Ürey M., ÇEPNİ S.

Milli Egitim, vol.1, no.202, pp.37-58, 2014 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 202
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: Milli Egitim
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-58
  • Keywords: Free activity course (FAC), Program development, School gardening program (SGP)
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Free Activity Course (FAC) is added into elementary 1. level curriculum in 2010-2011 academic year. Lightening the compulsory subject load of elementary 1. level, getting students gain life skills, positive personality and moral characteristics by joining social, cultural, artistic and educational ativities are aimed within FAC. But in practise it is seen that uncompleted subjects of curriculum are taught or tests are solved or students are left to themselves alone far from eductional or teaching activities. It is thought that this situation occurs because the Ministry of National Education doesn't present a defined program so improving a program suitable for the aim and content of FAC is tried by this study. In this context School Gardening Program (SGP) is improved for FAC: Aim of the study is introducing School Gardening Program improved for FAC. To introduce the program while the steps followed during program development process are explained, Interdisciplinary School Gardening Program Model (ISGPM) that process revealed is discussed as a model suggestion.