A Literary Genre in Value Education in History Courses: Poems

Sezai Öztaş


One of the objectives of education in schools is to acquire values. In this sense, history courses are among the important courses in which students can acquire values. Students can acquire values such as justice, peace, honesty, empathy, tolerance, human rights, respect, love, responsibility, charity, patriotism, etc. through history courses. There are many materials in history courses that support value education and that can be used in value education. One of these materials is poetry. It is possible to detect the historical events of the period they were written and the values of society. From this perspective, it is important to use poems in value education in history education. Different learning environments will be granted for students through the use of poetry in value education in history courses. Furthermore, the use of such different materials in the acquisition of values in history lessons will enable further internalization of values. In this study, the fact that value education could be carried out via the use of poetry in history courses was tried to be explained. With this purpose in mind, a theoretical framework for the relation between values and poetry was aimed to be put forward and how poetry could be used in value education in history courses was tried to be explained.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v6i5.3078


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