DALCROZE METHOD IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN TURKEY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW


Mete M.

4th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies, Katowice, Poland, 28 July - 02 August 2019, pp.75

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Katowice
  • Country: Poland
  • Page Numbers: pp.75

Abstract

THE DALCROZE METHOD IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN TURKEY: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

 MERAL METE, PhD.

Hacettepe University Faculty of Education, Ankara Turkey

 Developing technology along with the needs of our age has made new searches inevitable in education among other fields. Undoubtedly, music and art lessons offered throughout formal education are important for cognitive, affective, dynamic and social reasons. Unfortunately among these methods, Dalcroze Eurhythmics is one of the less known in Turkey. Furthermore, regarding recognition and dissemination of the method, there is no Dalcroze association or institute in Turkey.

 In the Turkish elementary curriculum, reference is made to the importance of the Dalcroze method in a paragraph on ‘special methods of teaching music’. Still, there seem to exist no satisfactory practices regarding what aspects of the method are used and how they are applied. Among the reasons for this, it can be said that the Dalcroze method does not receive as much attention in teacher training institutions as other methods.

 This research aims to reveal awareness of the Dalcroze method and its implementation as a part of general music education in Turkey. The literature about Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Turkey was reviewed through the Turkish National Thesis Centre (10 masters and 7 doctoral theses), Science Direct (4), and Google Scholar (112) with key words “Dalcroze”, “Dalcroze Method”, and “Dalcroze Turkey.” As a result, though 133 publications reveal opinions of teachers and teacher candidates about the Dalcroze method in Turkey, only a strikingly small amount of them seem to deal with the method in contexts where it is actively employed.