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Okul Öncesi Öğretmenlerinin Dış Mekân Oyunlarına Karşı Bakış Açılarının İncelenmesi

Çetken, Hatice Şebnem
Sevimli Çelik, Serap
In this study, early childhood educators’ attitudes, implementations and experiences towards outdoor play were investigated during May and June of 2015-2016 academic year. 30 early childhood educators from six private schools in Çankaya, Ankara got involved to the study. Open-ended questionnaire which developed by researchers is used for the research. This questionnaire consists of two parts. First part includes demographical information about educators and second part includes questions about attitudes, level of knowledge and competence. Results show that early childhood educators generally aware of the importance of the outdoor play. On the other hand, due to the intensive educational programs, weather conditions and limited outdoor play environment, children cannot get chance to play in the outdoor area. With the results of the study, early childhood education programs can be arranged according to child-centered and active learning perspectives. This study can provide basis to develop active learning environment by doing, experiencing, questioning and solving the problems with emphasizing importance of outdoor play.