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, vol.16, no.4, pp.565-577, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12564-015-9394-5
  • Title of Journal : ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-577

Abstract

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.