Instructional Content Design on the Cultural Geographical History of Miniature Art

Zeren Akbulut M. G.

International Conference on Research in Education and Science, ICRES 2021, Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 April 2021, vol.7, pp.73-88 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 7
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-88
  • Keywords: Analysis of educational objectives, Instructional content design, Integrating ICH in cultural geography teaching, Miniature art, UNESCO
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The third goal-achievement in the "Global Environment, Regions and Countries" unit of the 11th grade geography curriculum includes the goal-behavior of "To be able to analyze the spreading areas of Turkish culture in terms of regional characteristics". In the geography curriculum rearranged by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education in 2018, the recommended approach to be followed in gaining the stated goal-behavior is explained with the statement "The main tangible and intangible elements representing Turkish culture are presented in relation to the space through examples. With an approach that takes into account the context-based perspective suggested in the geography curriculum, this paper aims to support the acquisition of knowledge content and cognitive process dimensions and to develop instructional content to transform these dimensions into goal-behaviors of the goal-achievement of "To be able to explain the cultural geographical history of Turkish arts of printmaking and miniature in relation to space". Based on the stated aims and arguments, firstly, the importance of Uighur painting art, which is known to have reached maturity between the 8th and 13th centuries with the empowerment of the classical style based on strong pattern drawings, has been evaluated in terms of the intra/intergenerational transmission of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and art history. Later, the Uighur graphic style, which is known to continue the traces of the old Turkish traditions and its origins are based on rock paintings, in other words the Uyghur line element; it is interpreted in the context of the themes used in the dominant compositions in the spaces where the style finds living space. This research is a content analysis research built in qualitative research design. Content analysis is one of the techniques frequently used in research in social sciences. The literature document of the research consists of the geography curriculum and the research works prepared by using Chinese annuals and Western sources.