Özlem Zengin, Hayri Demir, Fikret Alıncak, Uğur Abakay


The present study is conducted to identify 12th grade high school students’ opinions about the effectiveness of physical education classes. In the study, the interview method of qualitative research method is used. In order to obtain data of the study, open-ended questions that are designed to evaluate students' views and suggestions are used. These questions are following: (1) How do you find the teaching of the lesson, (2) What are the achievements of the course, (3) What are popular and unpopular aspects of the lessons, (4) How do you relate these classes with other courses, (5) What are your recommendations in terms of how to do the class. The research group was formed with 50 students who are studying in the 12th grade in official high schools depending on Gaziantep Directorate of National Education. Content analysis is applied to the data obtained from student’s opinions. Consequently, considering high school 12th grade students’ opinions about physical education classes, it can be said that physical education classes are effective and efficient. It is identified that students think physical education classes are important as they contribute to the development of physical, psychological and social aspects of human beings. However, the number of class hours and environmental conditions are not sufficient enough so this affects the effectiveness of the classes negatively.


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