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ERIC Number: EJ1017264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May-23
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Perceptions of Turkish Pre-Service Science Teachers Concerning Constructivist Perspectives to Teach
Taskin-Can, Bilge
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n10 p613-619 May 2013
The purpose of this study is to identify how a four-semester sequence teacher education program helps change pre-service teachers' perceptions about constructivist teaching and learning as they progress through the program. The participants of the study included a total of 194 science pre-service teachers in four different semesters of their teacher preparation program. The instrument used in this study was the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES), a Likert scale survey. The data were analyzed using primarily multivariate statistical methods. One way ANOVA was used to identify patterns within cohorts regarding pre-service teachers' belief about constructivist strategies. Major findings indicated that although there were statistically differences subscales of Shared Control and Critical Voice, in general pre-service science teachers hold teacher centered belief. Based on these findings, it is possible to say that traditional teacher center education had been done under the name of constructivism in our teaching education programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Constructivist Learning Environment Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A