ISSN:1306-7877

A Qualitative Analysis Based On Teacher Opinions Regarding The Elective Secondary Education Course ‎On Prophet Muhammad’s Life


The purpose of this article is to understand how the Secondary Education course on Prophet Muhammad’s Life, ‎which is an elective course in the field of Religion, Morals and Values, is viewed by the course’s teachers and ‎develop recommendations to increase the functionality of the course. Qualitative research methods were utilized ‎in the study. In this context, the responses of 15 Religious Culture and Morality Studies (DKAB) teachers who ‎taught the course on Prophet Muhammad’s Life in the central districts of the province of İzmir in Turkey to ‎semi-structured questionnaire questions were analyzed. The data were collected by the researcher in February of ‎the academic year of 2016-2017. The questions in the first part were structured towards knowing about the ‎personal and professional characteristics of the teachers, while the second part was structured in a way to ‎examine teacher views on the elements of curriculum development. In this case, it was aimed to reach the ‎teachers’ views on the target and content of the curriculum, learning-teaching situations and the types of ‎measurement and assessment that are used. As a result of the study, it was understood that the teachers viewed ‎the presence of the course in the curriculum as a positive issue. In addition to this, the teachers did not find the ‎content to have the quality to meet the interests and needs of the students, they experienced problems in the ‎education-instruction process caused by the thematic nature of the curriculum, they required support in terms of ‎accessing instruction materials or developing materials, and they could not implement the methods and ‎principles of measurement-assessment in a healthy way.‎


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Religion, Morals and Values Courses, Religious Education, Elective Courses, Course On Prophet Muhammad’s ‎Life, Curriculum.‎

Author : Tülay YÜCEL
Number of pages: 648-675
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