» Biography

She was born in Bulgaria. She received her bachelor's degree from Uludağ University Faculty of Education Music Education Department, Master's Degree from Uludağ University Social Sciences Institute Music Education Department. She completed her PhD at Marmara University, Institute of Educational Sciences, Department of Music Education.

Between 2003 and 2007, she was worked as a cello teacher at Balıkesir University Faculty of Necatibey Education Department of Music Education and at the same time at Kadriye-Kemal Gürel Anatolian Fine Arts High School.

Between 2006 and 2008, she worked as a music teacher in various pre-school education institutions.

Since 2006, she was attended many national and international education organized by Orff Center Turkey. In 2013, 2015 and 2016, she has attended "Orff Schulwerk International Summer Courses" held in Austria and the Czech Republic.

She completed Orff-Schulwerk Elementer Music and Movement Education Level Development Courses between 2013-2015.

Since 2008, she has been working as a faculty member at the Department of Music Education of the Faculty of Education at Trakya University and continues her studies on teacher training, music and movement education, and Orff Schulwerk approach.

 

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» Professional Experience

» Publications

International Articles

  • Uzunoğlu Yegül, B. (2018). Determination of Preservice Preschool Teachers' Perceptions of Music Lesson through Metaphors. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 6(6): 1305-1312, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060621 http://www.hrpub.org/download/20180530/UJER21-19511267.pdf (January 2018)
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International Conference Proceedings

  • Selçioğlu Demirsöz, E. & Uzunoğlu Yegül, B., (2018). Opinions of Primary School Students on the Drama Festival Held under the Theme of "Musical Tales and Children's Rights". 13. International Balkan Education and Science Congress, 6-8 September 2018, Edirne-Turkey. (September 2018)
  • Uzunoğlu Yegül, B. (2014). Investigation of teacher candidates' perceptions of self-efficacy in teaching music. 9th International Balkan Education and Science Congress, 16-18 October 2014, Edirne. (October 2014)
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  • Uzunoğlu Yegül, B. (2014). An academic achievement test development study for constructivist approach. 9th International Balkan Education and Science Congress, 16-18 October 2014, Edirne. (October 2014)

International Conferences and Symposiums

  • Uzunoglu Yegul, B. and Ilgaz, G. (2016). An Examination of the Main Instrument Motivation and Burnout Beliefs of Music Teacher Candidates. 11th International Balkan Education and Science Congress The Future of Education and Education for the Future. 12-14 October 2016, Porec-CROATIA. (October 2016)
  • Uzunoğlu Yegül, B. (2016). The Investigation of the Perception of Preschool Teacher Candidates of Music Course Through Metaphors. 11th International Balkan Education and Science Congress The Future of Education and Education for the Future. 12-14 October 2016, Porec- CROATIA. (October 2016)

National Books and Book Chapters

Master`s Theses Advised

  • Erpehlivan, C. (2019). "Evaluation of the effect of music teacher on music lesson, school culture and post-school life of individuals", master's thesis. (June 2019)

Certificates

  • 7-8 December 2019 Contemporary Drama Association "Orff's Triangle: Movement-Music-Word" Workshop Instructor Prof. Dr. Ali Öztürk. 6 hours of training. (December 2019)
  • 10-16 July 2016 Carl Orff - Institut Salzburg International Summer Course “Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy Orff Schulwerk” Instructors: Sofía López-Ibor, Andrea Ostertag, Andrea Sangiorgio, Angelika Wolf, Christa Coogan, Johanna Häberlein. 40 hours of training (July 2016)
  • 27.07.2015 - 02.08.2015 International Summer Course of Orff Schulwerk in Plzen “Singing Gardens”. Instructors: Prof. Barbara Haselbach, Andrea Ostertag, Lenka Pospisilova, Jitka Koprivova, Vera Zolkina, Koloman Callos. 35 hours of training (July 2015)
  • 21-28 June 2015 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center “Orff Schulwerk Elementary Music and Movement Education Level Development Course III” Instructors: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Jungmair, Assoc. Prof. Banu Özevin Tokinan. 48 hours of training (June 2015)
  • 24-25 January 2015 “Preparation for Orff Schulwerk Elementary Music and Movement Education Level Development Course III”, Orff Schulwerk Training and Consultancy Center, 16 hours training. Instructors: Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Jungmair, Dr. Banu Özevin Tokinan. (January 2015)
  • 23.06.2014 - 02.07.2014 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center “Orff Schulwerk Elementary Music and Movement Education Level Development Course II”. Instructors: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Jungmair, Prof. Werner Beidinger, Dr. Banu Özevin Tokinan, Elif Slater, Onur Erol. 68 hours of training (June 2014)
  • 15 March 2014 Orff Schulwerk Training and Consultancy Center “Orff Schulwerk and Attention” Instructor: Birgül Berna Uysal. 8 hours of training. (March 2014)
  • 7-12 July 2013 Carl Orff - Institut Salzburg International Summer Course “Elemental Music and Dance Education For All”. Instructors: Mag. Dr. Manuela Widmer, Michel Widmer, Mag. Shirley Day Salmon. 40 hours of training (July 2013)
  • 23-29 June 2013 Orff Schulwerk Training and Consultancy Center “Orff Schulwerk Elementary Music and Movement Education Level Development Course I”. Instructors: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Jungmair, Dr. Banu Özevin Tokinan, M.A. Brigade Başar, Elif Slater, Onur Erol. 64 hours of training (June 2013)
  • 3-4 November 2012 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center “Istanbul International Autumn Course 2012” Instructors: Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Jungmair - Mag. Katja Ojala Koçak. 16 hours training (November 2012)
  • 25-26 February 2012 6th Işıkkent National Early Childhood Education Conference “Learning Miracle: Reggio Emilia Approach” 2 full days active participation (February 2012)
  • 11-12 December 2010 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center Istanbul International Fall Course 2010 “Creative Movement and Dance Improvisations” Instructors: Angelika Wolf - Insuk Lee. 16 hours of training (December 2010)
  • 8-11 April 2010, 16. Creative Drama Seminar in International Education, Bursa. “Bertolt Brecht and the Learning Games” 4-hour workshop. Workshop Leader: Prof. Dr. Gerd Koch - Workshop Leader: Prof. Dr. Hans Martin Ritter. (April 2010)
  • 28 March 2010 Ezo Sunal Children's Workshop "Percussion Instruments, Movement and Dance in Preschool Education; Pedagogical Principles and Play Ideas" Instructor: Katja Ojala Koçak. 7 hours of training (March 2010)
  • 9 January 2010 Ezo Sunal Children's Workshop “Dance and Play Practices for Children, Rhythm Studies” Instructor: Estevao Marquez. 7 hours of training (January 2010)
  • 12-13 December 2009 Orff Schulwerk Training and Consultancy Center “Klezmer Folk Dances and Music for Orff Practices” Instructor: Sibel Erim. 16 hours of training (December 2009)
  • 16 May 2009 Orff Schulwerk Training and Consultancy Center “Klezmer Folk Dances and Music for Orff Practices” Instructor: Sibel Erim. 8 hours of training (May 2009)
  • 23-24 May 2009 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center Istanbul International Spring Course 2009 “Fidget Feet Magical Greetings-Voice and Speech, Gestures, Mimics, Rhythm and Resonance Plays in the Music Process” Instructors: Ulrike Meyerholz - Lenka Pospisilova. 16 hours of training (May 2009)
  • 15 February 2009 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center “Xylophone and Friends” Instructor: Onur Erol. 8 hours of training (February 2009)
  • 21 February 2009 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center “Songs, Games, Dances with Orff Approach for 2-6 Age Group Children” Trainer: Nuran Barut. 8 hours of training (February 2009)
  • 22-23 November 2008 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center Istanbul International Autumn Course 2008 "How Do We Dance With Primary School Children?" Trainers: Angelina Craffonara Abasolo - Katarzyna Fichtinger. 16 hours of training (November 2008)
  • 30 November 2008 Orff Schulwerk Training and Consultancy Center “Living Music Holistically” Instructor: Reinhold Wirsching. 8 hours of training (November 2008)
  • 24-25 November 2007 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center Istanbul International Autumn Course 2007 “Meeting of Arts - Instruments and Our Voice Various Ideas” Instructors: Prof. Barbara Haselbach - Rodrigo Fernandez. 16 hours of training (November 2007)
  • 28-29 April 2007 Orff Schulwerk Education and Consultancy Center Istanbul International Spring Course 2007 “Movement Design, Materials, Music & Toys for Improvisation Dance and Group Plays” Instructors: Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Jungmair - Mag. Christine Eritscher. 12 hours of training (April 2007)
  • 9-10 December 2006 Orff Schulwerk Training and Consultancy Center Istanbul International Fall Course 2006 “Shared Parameters” Instructors: Christa Coogan – Mari Honda. 12 hours of training (December 2006)
  • 30.09.2006 – 01.10.2006 Orff Schulwerk Training and Consultancy Center "Orff Schulwerk Basic Practices for Beginners" Instructors: Onur Erol – Elif Slater. 12 hours of training (October 2006)

Other

  • 25.12.2020 Online interview on “Orff-Schulwerk Elemental Music and Movement Education” with the Association of Educational Administrators and Experts (Eyuder - Edirne Representation) (December 2020)
  • 20-27 December 2019 "Elemental Music and Movement Education (Music Education with Orff Schulwerk Approach) and Orff Instruments Education" Instructor: Assist. Prof. Belgin Uzunoğlu Yegül. 6 hours of training within the scope of MEB 2023 Vision Teacher Academies. (December 2019)
  • 16 December 2016 "Let's Meet With Orff Instruments" Instructor: Dr. Lecturer Belgin Uzunoğlu Yegül. 4-hour workshop. Faculty of Education Mehmet Akif Ersoy Education Building Drama Class. (December 2016)
  • "Sample Practices with Orff-Schulwerk Approach in Preschool Music Education" within the scope of 2016-2017 Academic Year Erasmus + Teaching (STA) Mobility, 16-hour training. Instructor: Assist. Prof. Belgin Uzunoğlu Yegül. Bulgaria Stara Zagora Trakiya University Faculty of Education Department of Preschool Education. (May 2016)
  • Winter Arts Festival "Scene, Palette, Word", Hristo Botev Community Center, 22-28 February 2015, Plovdiv-Bulgaria. (February 2015)
  • 6 December 2014 "Classical Music from Middle Asia" themed concert, Cultural Center-Museum Trakart, Plovdiv-Bulgaria. (December 2014)
  • Uzunoğlu Yegül, B. (2012). Special Education and Orff Approach. Journal of Child Parent Educator, 11(95): 58-59, 2012. ISSN: 1302-9436. (May 2012)

» Courses Given

Community Service Practices

  • The Aim of the Course: To develop teacher candidates' social responsibility and sensitivity; to support cooperation, solidarity, problem-solving, effective communication, and self-assessment skills.

    Course Content: The importance of community service practices, to determine the current problems of the society and to prepare projects to produce solutions, to participate in scientific events such as panels, conferences, congresses, symposiums as an audience, speaker or organizer, to participate voluntarily in various projects within the framework of social responsibility, to implement community service activities in schools, acquiring basic knowledge and skills.

Game and Music in Special Education

  • The Aim of the Course: Comprehending the importance of games and music in special education; children with special needs can express themselves through the use of games and music utilization; game development and game features in children with special needs; understanding teaching through play in special education; Comprehending the pedagogical dimensions of Orff Schulwerk approach, gaining attitudes and skills for using Orff Schulwerk approach in teaching processes.

    Course Content: Basic concepts: game and music; definition and importance of the game; theoretical explanations of the game; game development and characteristics in children: cognitive and social game development; game development and game features in children with special education needs; teaching through play in special education; use and adaptation of the game with children with special educational needs; game-based instructional applications/activities; developmental areas that can be supported through play; practices of embedding teaching into play; research results on effective use of game in special education; the definition and importance of music; development and properties of music; musical characteristics of students with special educational needs; teaching through music in special education; the use and adaptation of music with children with special educational needs; music-based educational practices/activities; developmental areas that can be supported through music; practices of embedding teaching in music; research results on effective use of music in special education. 

Game, Dance and Music

  • The Aim of the Course: Creating musical games by establishing a relationship between rhythm, play, movement and dance, learning children's games with music, creating rhythm exercises using the body, creating a musical repertoire of games and dance, using the body as a musical expression tool, experiencing the basic elements of dance, creating folkloric compositions with Orff instruments, studies of feeling the music in the body, creating simple choreographies by establishing the connection between music and movement, creating a dance based on a song/theme or picture.

    Course Content: To be able to use the body as a musical expression tool, to experience the basic elements of dance, to create folkloric compositions with Orff instruments, to practice feeling the music in the body, to create simple choreographies by connecting music-movement, to create a dance based on a song/theme or picture.

General Approaches in Preschool Music Education

  • The Aim of the Course: Comprehend the importance of music in preschool education, comprehension of music contributions to development areas of 3-6-year-old children, learning musical skills of 3-6-year-old children, the grasp of the pedagogical dimensions of the Orff Schulwerk approach, gaining attitudes and skills for using the Orff Schulwerk approach in teaching processes. Gaining attitudes and skills in planning and implementing music activities in line with Reggio Emilia and Montessori approaches.

    Course Content: Defining pre-school music education. Methods and techniques to support all developmental areas of children and to be made for a purpose. Creating music education programs that will enable the child to develop personality and socialize, express their feelings and support their creativity. Special methods and techniques that can be applied in teaching music to children.

Music Education I

  • The Aim of the Course: Understanding the importance of music in preschool education, learning the basic concepts that make up the music, understanding the place of the notes on the porte, learning the letter equivalents and duration values of the notes, learning the playing styles of Orff instruments.

    Course Content: Introduction and characteristics of music genres and instruments in our country and in the world, basic solfege education (note teaching, values, weighing studies, sound ranges, major-minor sequences, simple Turkish music series, measurement, tempo, nuance concepts, voice changing signs) using and correct singing techniques, dictation and deciphering exercises on children's songs, accompaniment instrument training.

Music Education II

  • The Aim of the Course: Understanding the importance of music in preschool education, understanding the contributions of music to the development areas of 3-6 years old children, learning the musical skills of 3-6 years old children, understanding the pedagogical dimensions of the Orff Schulwerk approach, gaining attitudes and skills for using the Orff Schulwerk approach in teaching processes.

    Course Content: The importance of music in preschool education, the relationship between music and education, music development and musical skills of 0-8 years old children, the use of music in achieving the goals in the preschool education program and creating appropriate repertoire, introduction, and analysis of children's songs, child Criteria to be considered in the selection of their songs, techniques of teaching songs to preschool children, creating educational environment and equipment related to music education in preschool education institutions, different approaches to pre-school music education in the world.

Music Education in Early Childhood

  • The Aim of the Course: To comprehend the importance of music in preschool education, to learn musical development periods in the age of 0-8, to gain the skills and attitudes towards the use of music to reach the goals of preschool education program, to gain the ability to create songs repertoire suitable for the development of children, to use the Orff instruments in teaching processes to gain.

    Course Content: Importance of music in preschool education, relationship between music and education; Music development and musical education of 0-8 years old child; the use of music in achieving the goals of the pre-school education program and creating a repertoire accordingly; introduction and analysis of children's songs, criteria to be considered in the selection of children's songs; techniques of teaching song to preschool children; use of educational environment and equipment related to music education in preschool education institutions; spiral education model integrated with music activities.

Music Learning and Teaching Approaches

  • The Aim of the Course: To obtain information about the basic concepts specific to the field and the relationship of these concepts with the field teaching, the general purposes of teaching the field, the method used in music education, techniques, materials, and teaching methods.

    Course Content: The meaning of learning and teaching music; the purpose and basic principles of music teaching; the history of music teaching; reflections of learning and teaching approaches on music teaching; basic skills in teaching music; in-class application examples; current trends and problems in music teaching; components of an effective music teaching; Social, cultural and economic perspective on teaching music.

Music Teaching Programs

  • The Aim of the Course: To learn about the meaning of learning and teaching music, the purpose and basic principles of music teaching; to know about the historical development of music lesson teaching programs; to know the learning areas of music lesson curriculum and the acquisitions of these learning areas.

    Course Content: Basic concepts of the curriculum; development of music lesson teaching programs from past to present; the approach, content, and skills that the current music lesson curriculum aims to develop; learning and sub-learning areas; distribution and limits of achievements according to classes, their relationship with other courses; the relationship between the music lesson teaching programs between the levels; the method, technique, equipment and materials used; assessment and evaluation approach; teacher qualifications.

Rhythm, Dance and Orff Education in Early Childhood

  • The Aim of the Content: Development of rhythm perception, development of sound and tempo, the relationship of these concepts with development areas; organizing educational environment, rhythm-sound-tempo and dance studies, creative movement and dance, musical story, playing with the Orff approach, singing, listening, dance-movement, self-expression, creating own music and using Orff instruments; planning, implementation and evaluation of musical activities suitable for pre-school education program.

    Course Content: Comprehending the pedagogical dimensions of Orff Schulwerk approach in preschool music education; Experiencing musical activity planning and implementation studies with Orff Schulwerk approach; To gain attitudes and skills for using Orff Schulwerk approach in teaching processes; Acquisition of skills and attitudes towards the use of Orff instruments.

School Experience

  • The Aim of the Course: To know and observe the classroom environment and the school environment, to gather information about the functioning of the school, classroom management in real classrooms, to make observations and applications in classroom management, class organization, and group work in real class environments.

    Course Content: Observation of a day of a student and teacher at school, observing how the teacher designs instruction, imply teaching methods and techniques, which activities s/he uses, what s/he makes to ensure classroom management, how s/he finishes the course, and how s/he evaluates students, the examination of school’s organizational structure, school administrator, relationships of the school and its environment and preparing a portfolio about school experience tasks.

Special Teaching Methods I

  • The Aim of the Course: Examination of the Music Lesson Curriculum (purpose, objectives, theme, unit, activity, etc.); acquiring information about teaching methods used in music education, gaining the ability to use these methods effectively in the "micro-teaching" phase of "Special Teaching Methods II" course.

    Course Content: The basic concepts specific to the field and the relationship of these concepts with the field education, the legal basis of the field, especially the Constitution and the National Education Basic Law, the general aims of the field teaching, the method, technique, equipment, and materials used. Examination of the relevant curriculum (aim, achievement, theme, unit, activity, etc.). Examination and evaluation of lesson, teacher, and student workbook samples.

Special Teaching Methods II

  • The Aim of the Course: To apply the concepts, principles, and methods of music education and training; organizing individual and collective music studies within the classroom, planning, applying, and criticizing primary and secondary school music lessons. Examining primary and secondary education music lesson curriculums, preparing annual, daily, semester, unit plans for music teaching, reviewing primary and secondary education music textbooks, planning music lesson processing and implementation examples, individual and collective work, listening-watching music studies and activities -creation, measurement and evaluation in music education.

    Course Content: To introduce the types of plans by emphasizing the importance of planned teaching. Introducing daily plan examples based on unit topics. To teach how to do classroom management in a planned music lesson. To teach the beginning, application, and processing of the lesson and the points to be considered when the lesson is over. To enable teacher candidates to make sample lesson presentations by making minute plan examples. Showing the relationship of music lessons with other lessons in these applications. To teach that the learning is permanent by ensuring the participation of students in the learning process with the applications in the music lessons. To make teacher candidates believe that they will achieve effective learning together with their students with the learning by the doing-living model in their professional lives. To teach prospective teachers that music is an indispensable educational tool in a child's education process.

Teaching Games and Songs to the Mentally Disabled

  • The Aim of the Course: To understand the importance of the use of games and songs in educational processes on children with developmental disabilities.

    Course Content: Game development and features in children, game development and game features in children with intellectual disabilities, the definition of game, game theories, importance and classification of the game, examples of games compiled according to developmental areas, singing, dramatization, and ront teaching to children with mental disabilities, in teaching games and songs. adaptations to be made.

Teaching Practice

  • The Aim of the Course: To improve the knowledge and skills of preservice social studies teachers by practicing what they have learned in the application schools.

    Course Content: Making a daily plan every week, implying the daily plan, being evaluated of the implementation by the teacher at school, the instructor, and the student, making revisions according to the evaluations and reimplementation, preparing a portfolio.