Öz Considering that mass media is an important part of the environment where today's students learn to speak, write, read, listen and make sense of their lives. It is important to evaluate the features and functions of the mass media’s content. Films of the docudrama genre are among the productions of this content and have been a genre that attracted the attention of both the producers and the audience since the beginning of the history of cinema. The interest in this production approach, which is based on the revitalization of the real events, has attracted the attention of researchers working in the field. In these productions, the balance between reality and fiction varies according to the creator's interpretation. In documentary productions, there is a creative approach to reality by the filmmaker. In documentary drama productions, fiction narrative, revival of events and people are used in the evaluation of reality. In these re-animations, the ethical responsibility of the documentary drama producer towards the audience and the subject he is dealing with is important. Use of documentary productions, sub-genres including docudramas, fiction films and visual media as additional resources in the classes; it can help to inform, to gain new perspectives, to develop different discussions and to visualize abstractly discussed topics. It is seen that docudramas which are important in terms of informing, drawing attention to different social problems, conveying different perspectives on historical events and individuals can be used by educational disciplines for different purposes. While the advantages of docudrama productions in the use of education are important, it is seen that they are subject to various criticisms due to their fictional elements. These criticisms stem from the problematic relationship between docudrama and reality. While docudrama films deal with their subjects, unlike documentary productions or feature films, they convey the real ones to the audience with fictional elements. The researchers draw attention to the fact that various ethical problems may arise in this transference. In the study which focuses on the use of documentary drama productions by teachers in different fields, it is seen that these productions have great importance in terms of fulfilling the educational objectives. Within this framework, it is necessary to increase the number of resources that teachers can access to such productions free of charge. In addition, the necessity of investing in schools which are lack of technological infrastructure is obvious. Docudrama productions, which can contribute to both the learning process, the students' interest in the subjects and the handling of the subjects in a much more concrete and creative way in the classroom, are of great importance in making use of the advantages that they have more widely. When questions were asked to teachers to elaborate on what these advantages were, they emphasized the impact they had on communicating with their students and understanding the issues they discussed in their lessons. It is stated that it is easier for students to understand abstract and complex subjects, the interest in the lesson is revitalized, learning can be more permanent, arousing curiosity about the topics discussed in the students and encouraging them to do more research and contributing to the discussion environment in the classroom by positively contributing to teacher-student communication.
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