The winners of the fairy tale writing competition organized by the Near East University on “Values in Tales” received their awards

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The winners of the fairy tale writing competition organized by the Near East University on “Values in Tales” received their awards

The winners of the fairy tale writing competition on “Values in Tales” organized by the Near East University Atatürk Faculty of Education, Department of Basic Education, Department of Preschool Education have been announced. 28 original works competed in the competition organized within the scope of “Character and Values Education” and “Tales” courses under the coordination of Assist. Prof. Dr. Şebnem Güldal Kan and Seçil Besim Ayhan.

The first three works that received the highest score out of a total of 30 points at the end of a careful assessment process carried out by the competition jury consisting of the TRNC Ministry of National Education, National Education Supervision, Evaluation and Guidance Board Education Supervisor Specialist Assist. Prof. Dr. Senem Y. İnce, Near East University Atatürk Education Faculty Guidance and Psychological Counseling Department Lecturer Assist. Prof. Dr. Şengül Başarı and Lefke European University Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Ahmet Güneyli, received their awards at a ceremony held at the Near East University Grand Library.

The awards were given at the ceremony held at the Near East University Grand Library.
The fairy tale “Milo’s Special Friends”, written by Feride Şahbaz and Fatma Arslan, won 27 points in the jury’s assessment and became the winner of the competition. Sena Karapınar and Esin Özer won the second prize with the fairy tale “Pelin’s Realm of Awareness”, while Ceylan Boyraz and Hicret Şahin won the third prize with the fairy tale titled “The Door of the Haunted Realm”. “The Song of Daisies” by Doğukan Yılmaz and Yeşim Tekinhan, and the fairy tales “Hero Mırmır” by Sümeyye İmir and Nida Gül were deemed worthy of special awards.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yağmur Çerkez: “Tales have an important function in acquiring values such as right, wrong, goodness, beauty and benevolence to the individual.”
In his speech at the award ceremony, Atatürk Education Faculty Acting Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yağmur Çerkez defined fairy tales as one of the first and important stages of education and emphasized that fairy tales leave important traces in the lives of many people with the messages they convey.

Pointing to the role of fairy tales in values education, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yağmur Çerkez said, “Tales have an important function, especially with the impressive messages they give, in the acquisition of right, wrong, goodness, beauty, benevolence and similar values to the individual.” Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çerkez congratulated all the students who participated in the “Values in Tales” competition. At the ceremony, certificates of appreciation were also presented to the jury members by Near East University Atatürk Education Faculty Deputy Deans Assoc. Prof. Dr. Umut Akçıl and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mert Baştaş, and Head of Basic Education Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Behçet Öznacar.