Communication Through Creative Drama inArchitectural Education: Example of Basic DesignCourse

Kılıçaslan H.

KHAZAR JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, vol.23, no.2, pp.43-68, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5782/2223-2621.2020.23.2.43
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-68
  • Keywords: architectural education, Basic Design course, communication, creative drama, LEARNING STYLES, THINKING
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Man lives in a physical and social environment. It is necessary to be open to all communication in the classroom environment for ensuring an effective learning process. Since the number of students has been increased in recent years, it was inevitable to use different methods in education. It is inevitable to enable the interaction between teacher and teacher, teacher, and learner as well as the interaction between learner and learner. In addition, it is necessary to establish learning environments based on the exchange of information and ideas alongside the intellectual and experiential activities based on communication. Since the creative drama focuses on the student, it is a method that will encourage the students to actively participate by sharing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives of the students in the classroom. The study was conducted with 24 students who took the Basic Design course in Architecture Department of Faculty of Architecture of Karadeniz Technical University during the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. It was aimed to determine the effects of the creative drama method in the establishment of communication by giving 7 hours of Basic Design course in the creative method. Following the results of the research, it has been concluded that the creative drama method is effective for enriching the communication and interaction between the students.