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In this study, it is aimed to determine the effects of active learning activities on viola students' performance and motivation. One group pretest-posttest experimental design was used in the study. The study group consist of 10 students, 7 of them receiving Viola training within the scope of the Individual Instrument course at Gaziosmanpaşa University Fine Arts Education Department Music Education Department and 3 students within the scope of Turkish and Western Music Instruments course at Tokat Fine Arts and Sports High School. During the eight-week practice, with the students in the study group, active learning-based activities which are prepared for the viola training were carried out with students in the study group. In the study, as a means of data collection, by adapting ‘Exam Performance’ dimension of ‘Violin Lesson Performance Form’ to the viola, the ‘Motivation Scale’ part of ‘Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire’ were used. According to the results of the study, it was determined that the activities based on active learning increased viola performance success, and influenced the students' motivation for viola lesson positively.
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