An Alternative Approach to Values Education in Primary School: Islamic Based Cartoon Animations in The Light of The Risale-i Nur


  • Emre Yilmaz Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi
  • Sinan Özer Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı, Kâhta Bilim ve Sanat Merkezi


Primary school, values education, Islamic-based, cartoon animation, animation


The primary purpose of this study is to present Islamic-based cartoon animations developed for the values specified in the 2018 curriculum of the Ministry of National Education as an alternative to values education in primary school. The secondary purpose of the study is to obtain and examine the opinions of students and teachers about these cartoon animations. For this reason, a total of 148 primary school students and 20 classroom teachers in the third grade were watched 14 cartoon animations on the smart board during the 2-week implementation period of the research. After the application, student and teacher opinions were obtained by using semi-structured questionnaires developed separately for teachers and students as a data collection tool. The obtained data were analyzed by using content analysis and descriptive analysis methods. According to the findings, cartoon animations were liked by both students and teachers. Participants expressed positive opinions about cartoon animations. All of the students declared that they would like to watch other parts of these animations. According to the teachers, animations were found to be educative, beneficial and useful in terms of values education. Many of the teachers stated that values education should be associated with Islam. As a result of the research, it can be stated that these Islamic-based cartoon animations, which are presented as an alternative approach for values education in primary school, are educative and beneficial in terms of pedagogy and useful in terms of practice


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Yilmaz, E., & Özer, S. (2024). An Alternative Approach to Values Education in Primary School: Islamic Based Cartoon Animations in The Light of The Risale-i Nur. The Journal of Risale-I Nur Studies, 7(1), 22–47. Retrieved from