Teachers' perceptions of constructivist curriculum change as a predictor of their perceptions of the implementation of constructivist teaching-learning activities


YILDIRIM A. , Kasapoglu K.

ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION REVIEW, cilt.16, ss.565-577, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s12564-015-9394-5
  • Dergi Adı: ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION REVIEW
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.565-577

Özet

This study investigates the relationship between teachers' perceptions of the implementation of constructivist teaching-learning activities and of constructivist curriculum change. Data were collected from 236 primary school teachers through a questionnaire measuring the perceptions of constructivist curriculum change and of the implementation of constructivist teaching-learning activities. The questionnaire was developed by the researchers based on the related literature. It was subjected to expert review for content validity, and its reliability was established through a pilot study. The data were analyzed through bivariate correlations and linear regression analyses. Results indicated that teachers' perceptions of the implementation of constructivist teaching-learning activities are positively correlated with and predicted by their perceptions of constructivist curriculum change.