Relationships Among Elementary School Students' Epistemological Beliefs, Metacognitive Skills, and Constructivist Learning Environment Perceptions

Topçu M. S., Yılmaz Tüzün Ö.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), Illinois, United States Of America, 9 - 13 April 2007, pp.1

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This is a cross sectional study which aimed to explore relationships among the elementary school students’ epistemological beliefs, metacognitive skills, and constructivist classroom environment perceptions. The surveys were administered to 315 students enrolled in fourth and fifth grades and 626 students enrolled in sixth, seventh, and eight grades of seven elementary schools. Explanatory factor analysis results revealed four factors, which are innate ability, quick learning, simple knowledge, and certain knowledge for the 4th and 5th grades and 6th to 8th grade students. Multiple regression analysis results explaining relationships among elementary school students’ epistemological beliefs, metacognitive skills and constructivist learning environment for 4th and 5th, and 6th to 8th grade students were investigated in this study.