Effects of the Training Program about Recognizing Students and Identifying Problem Behaviors through Analyzing Students' Drawings on Teacher Implementations

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Melekoğlu M., Tunç Paftalı A., Melekoğlu M. A.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.40, no.181, pp.19-39, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 181
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15390/eb.2015.4280
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-39
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Problem behaviors observed in schools are increasing among students. In early childhood, children display some problem behaviors, such as not obeying to authority, opposing the rules, and mildly harming others but in the following years, it can be observed in a way that changed size such as not attending classes, being involved in a fight, etc. Those problem behaviors can be identified by several methods. One of these methods defined as a projective technique which provides information to experts about inner world of children is analyzing children's drawings. The purpose of this study is to examine effects of the training program about recognizing students and identifying problem behaviors through analyzing students' drawings on qualifications of visual arts teachers regarding to implementations and procedures of the art class. The research was designed as a mixed research method which is a combination of qualitative and quantitative research designs. Data were obtained using questionnaires developed by the researchers. The training program was completed in four training sessions including applied exercises given to teachers, watching video, organizing a painting festival and showing a movie during the study. All of the participants stated that the program contributed to their professional development and met their expectations. As a result; at the end of the study positive feedback have been received from the participants regarding the training program, which shows that the study achieved its goal. Further investigations can be aimed at for broadening the scope of the training program and increasing the number of studies on the subject.