Turkish Teacher Candidates' Opinions on Story and Tale Telling Course



In order for the fairy tale to maintain its effect on individuals, it must be transmitted to future generations in different ways. One of these transmitters is the storytellers. With the use of fairy tales in activities for basic language skills, fairy tales have become an important part of Turkish language teaching. Thus, Turkish teachers directly or indirectly assume the role of storytellers. For this reason, the opinions of Turkish teachers or prospective Turkish teachers about storytelling are important. In this study, it is aimed to reveal the opinions of prospective Turkish teachers about story and tale telling course. Phenomenological (phenomenological) design, one of the qualitative research designs, was used in the study and hermeneutic (interpretive) model, one of the types of phenomenological design, was used. The research was carried out on 26 3rd grade students continuing their education in the Department of Turkish Language Teaching at Bayburt University Faculty of Education in the autumn term of the 2022-2023 academic year. A semi-structured interview form consisting of 7 questions was used to determine their views on the "Story and Tale Telling" course. Content analysis technique was used to analyse the collected data. According to the opinions of prospective Turkish teachers, story and tale telling course is very important for prospective teachers.