ERIC Number: EJ968207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Learning: What Do Primary Pupils Think about It?
Sahin Taskin, Cigdem
Journal of Educational Research, v105 n4 p277-285 2012
The author aimed to explore primary pupils' perceptions of learning and to what extent they perceive learning is important to them. Fifty-five primary school pupils in Istanbul and Canakkale (Turkey) were interviewed. To analyze the data, A. Strauss and J. Corbin's (1998) grounded theory methodology was followed. NVivo 7 (QSR, Australia) a software program for qualitative analysis, was also used during the analysis process. Research findings revealed that pupils who have a low-socioeconomic background have stated that learning is for a reason of employability. The interviews also revealed that many pupils associated learning with memorization and listening. This showed that they perceive learning as a passive transmission.
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background, Educational Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Surveys, Attribution Theory, Elementary School Students, Interviews, Learning Processes, Performance Factors, Interest Inventories, Educational Research
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey; Turkey (Istanbul)