International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Education
Abbreviation: IJIAPE | ISSN (Print): 2602-4780 | ISSN (Online): 2602-4489 | DOI: 10.29329/ijiape

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International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Education 2022, Vol. 6(4) 271-281

Coronavirus (COVID-19) From The Perspective of the Children 60-72 Months 

Hicran Alkan, Nur Akcanca & Sedef Göltaş

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Published online: December 31, 2022  |   Number of Views: 76  |  Number of Download: 211


The aim of the study is determined as to reveal the cognitive structures of 60-72 months old children regarding the coronavirus. The case study method was used to conduct this study, which involved 16 pre-school students aged 60 to 72 months in early childhood. The content analysis method was used to examine the data obtained from the drawings created by children and their perspectives on the impact of coronavirus on our lives. The findings, in the form of codes for color, figure, drawing tempo, and picture placement on paper, were grouped under the theme of children's sentiments and thoughts regarding the coronavirus. As a result of the study, it was seen that the children had feelings of anxiety, danger, and death related to the coronavirus, as well as the need for security and love. In addition, all of the children's depictions of the virus with figures with circles and limbs are not based on scientific knowledge/description of preschool children; it suggests that children are affected by environmental awareness such as social media, family and school. It is recommended to conduct different studies in which the causes of negative thoughts in the cognitive architecture of children revealed in this research are investigated in the context of the social environment.

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Pandemic, 60-72 months old children

How to Cite this Article

APA 6th edition
Alkan, H., Akcanca, N. & Goltas, S. (2022). Coronavirus (COVID-19) From The Perspective of the Children 60-72 Months  . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Education, 6(4), 271-281. doi: 10.29329/ijiape.2022.503.5

Alkan, H., Akcanca, N. and Goltas, S. (2022). Coronavirus (COVID-19) From The Perspective of the Children 60-72 Months  . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Education, 6(4), pp. 271-281.

Chicago 16th edition
Alkan, Hicran, Nur Akcanca and Sedef Goltas (2022). "Coronavirus (COVID-19) From The Perspective of the Children 60-72 Months  ". International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Education 6 (4):271-281. doi:10.29329/ijiape.2022.503.5.

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