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
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey; Turkey (Istanbul)