Online course adaptation process of Suzuki Early Childhood Education Program


Sever G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.10, no.3, pp.195-210, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.19128/turje.871025
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), EBSCO Education Source, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-210
  • Keywords: Early childhood education, Music education, Online lessons, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Technology
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The global pandemic has caused some sudden changes in education. The Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE), which aims at the musical education of babies (0-3) and conducts the lessons face-to-face, is one of the areas most affected by the pandemic. Due to the nature of babies, in these lessons, where digital technology is rarely involved, questions emerged about how the process is managed. The purpose of this research is to identify SECE teachers' views on online courses and their practices. Qualitative research method was used in the research. The researcher attended online classes organized by the Mexico Suzuki Association and made interviews. Content analysis was performed. It was found that online adaptation was easy due to the systematic structure of the SECE; in addition, managing the process was convenient thanks to the active participation of the parent; however, playing together, interaction, learning from each other and group studies could not be done as required; finally, there were deficiencies in tone and aural studies due to the lack of instruments. Overall, teachers were found to prefer face-to-face and interactive education.