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ERIC Number: EJ1185635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2165-8714
Evaluation of the Constructivist Learning Environments of Physical Education Teacher Candidates
Ozgul, Fatih; Kangalgil, Murat; Diker, Gurkan; Yamen, Erturk
European Journal of Educational Research, v7 n3 p653-658 2018
The aim of this research is to evaluate the constructivist learning environments of physical education and sport teacher candidates. For this purpose, 928 students (523 male, 405 female) selected by the appropriate sampling method from the Physical Education and Sport Teaching Department of 17 universities consisted the sample of the research. In the study; "Constructivist Learning Environments Evaluation Scale" developed by Arkun and Askar (2010) was used in order to reveal the opinions of the students about the constructivist learning environment. The scale consists of 7 Likert type, 6 sub dimensions and 28 items. The Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient for this study was found to be 0.93. The lowest score that can be taken from the scale is 28 and the highest score is 196. Kruskal-Wallis Variance Analysis and Mann Whitney U test were used because the obtained data did not show normal distribution (Kolmogorov-Smirnov), and the significance level was taken as 0.05. As a result of the research, the constructivist learning environments of 17 universities' 3rd and 4th grade teacher candidates were evaluated in terms of age, gender, and grade variables. According to this, there was no significant difference when the average scores of constructivist learning environments were compared in terms of age and class levels of physical education and sports teacher candidates. In comparison with gender, female teacher candidates were found to have a more constructive learning environment. [This study has been presented as an oral presentation at the 9th International Physical Education Teachers and Sports Instructors Congress in Antalya, Turkey, October 19-22, 2017.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey