Architecture Awareness in Children Through Cartoon


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SÖNMEZ E., ERTAŞ BEŞİR Ş. , SADIKLAR Z.

TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.7, ss.37-46, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7596/taksad.v7i5.1666
  • Dergi Adı: TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.37-46

Özet

For children, as adults of the future, to be involved in any kind of work related to city and architecture and will improve their architecture awareness. The architecture awareness provided at early ages make children stronger in understanding the settlement where they live. Cartoons can be shown as one of the most effective ways to bring architecture and urban with child cultures. Because cartoons are the dominant element during a particular period of time in children's life. Cartoons are used as a tool for many educational knowledge. Within this scope, in 2011-2012 organized by the Children and Architecture Centre at Ankara Branch under UCTEA Chamber of Architects (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects) the "Childish Cartoons Contests" were investigated, which aim to raise awareness of children for urban and architecture at a very young age and develop a sense of scale. Two cartoons were selected which received a degree in the competition. Firstly, the theme and fiction were studied through the stages performed in cartoons and the themes and fictions were examined. Secondly, the children's behaviors were observed and then they were asked to draw a picture; furthermore, the teachers' views were received. In this project, the class of the age group of between 4 and 6 years was selected in Trabzon BonBon Kindergarten (KTU), and the experiment was performed with the class of 8 students, 4 boys and 4 girls. At the end of this study, it has been observed that cartoons can be both educational and informative tool in the relationship between children and architecture.