Research title: An Exploration of the Emotional Response to Turkish Music in the Context of Effective Religious Education
An Exploration of the Emotional Response to Turkish Music in the Context of Effective Religious Education
This research will focus critically on the emotions which might be affected by a certain type of Turkish music, on the understanding that this music can be used to express values and capture states of mind in the religious education class.
Therefore, the aim of the research is presented in two steps:
- to understand the pupils’ emotional response to Turkish music,
- to evaluate the current situation and future opportunities regarding the use of music in religious education.
For the above-mentioned aims, the researcher’s doctoral project is designed to analyse the situation in Turkey and Scotland. Why the project includes these countries is because both of them have similar religious education perspectives in the sense that religious education is state-funded. The difference is that there is a compulsory religious education class in Turkey whilst the Scottish system has Catholic denominational schools. Then, the research questions are (i) ‘how students in Turkey and Scotland emotionally respond Turkish music?’ and (ii) ‘how religious education professionals from Turkey and Scotland evaluate the place of music in religious education?’.
Ogretici, Y.Z., 2018. An exploration of subjective-life of spirituality and its impact. Education Science (Special Issue: Education and Religion in a Secular Age). V.8:4, 212. doi: 10.3390/educsci8040212
MoNE- Ministry of National Education/ TURKEY (Ankara)
2015-08 to 2021-06 (£105.000)
Ogretici, Y.Z., 2019. A proposal for an inclusive religious education with musical applications for values education. Uluslararası 2. İslam Eğitimi Kongresi [International 2nd Islamic Education Congress]. Istanbul, Turkey, 12-13 April 2019.
Ogretici, Y.Z., 2019. Hakların sınırlandırılması bağlamında din eğitimi tecrübesinin türk eğitim sistemindeki yerinin analizi [ Analysis of the experience of religious education in Turkish education system in the context of restriction of rights ]. Uluslararası 2. İslam Eğitimi Kongresi [International 2nd Islamic Education Congress]. Istanbul, Turkey, 12-13 April 2019.
Ogretici, Y.Z., 2018. Banned while spread: Between prohibition and permission, music in Islamic thought. ISRLC-2018 The Place of Truth (International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture) Conference. Uppsala, Sweden, 28–30 Sept 2018.
Ogretici, Y.Z., 2018. Din eğitimi ve öğretimi açısından kavramı [The concept of right in religious education]. Uluslararası İslam Eğitimi Kongresi [International Islamic Education Congress]. Istanbul, Turkey, 27-28 April 2018.
Ogretici, Y.Z., 2018. Using music in religious education class - Poster Presentation. 7th CERE Conference. Glasgow, Scotland (UK) 4-5 April 2018.
Ogretici, Y.Z., 2018. An exploration of using music in religious education class for values education. In Himonides, E., King, A., and Cuadrado, F. (eds), 2018. Proceedings of the SEMPRE MET2018- Researching Music - Education – Technology. London, UK, 26-27 March 2018. London: SEMPRE.
My research interest has a focus on religious education (RE). In this regard, I study values education, religion, morality, theology, and culture in relation to RE.