The music education course is given to second-year students as 3 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters in classroom teaching programs of Education Faculties. Music education in our country is given by classroom teachers for 40 minutes (one lesson) per week in primary school. In this context, the importance of music lessons in the classroom teaching departments is great when the vocational qualifications of classroom teachers are taken into consideration. This study aims to find out the views of students of classroom teaching departments regarding the music education courses enriched with game-dance activities they receive during the spring semester.
This study is a qualitative study in which four standard open-ended questions were asked and the obtained data were processed by means of content analysis to obtain the findings. The students expressed their opinions about music education course, how they benefited from music education course, what occupational benefits music education course would provide for them and how they want the music education course to be. The opinions expressed were divided into sub-themes through content analysis and interpreted thusly.
Keywords: Music Education, Game-Dance