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ERIC Number: EJ1088726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
The Constructivist Approach? I Have Heard about It but I Have Never Seen It: "An Example of Exploratory Sequential Mixed Design Study"
Polat, Ahmet; Dogan, Soner; Demir, Selçuk Besir
International Journal of Higher Education, v5 n1 p62-82 2016
The present study was undertaken to investigate the quality of education based on the views of the students attending social studies education departments at the Faculties of Education and to determine the existing problems and present suggestions for their solutions. The study was conducted according to exploratory sequential mixed method. In line with this, first of all, qualitative data was collected and based on qualitative data, a quantitative data collection tool was developed. The qualitative study group was chosen via criterion sampling, and two-phase cluster sampling method was used to determine the quantitative study group. The qualitative study group is composed of 6 participants and the quantitative group is composed of 1,670 students. In line with the response the participants provided the content was structured and presented under 3 themes. These themes are: (1) Findings with regard to instructional activities of lecturers; (2) Behaviorism instead of constructivism; and (3) Findings related to physical, social and cultural environment. It was concluded that quantitative data collected indicate that qualitative data can be generalized and that various factors are influential on education provided at the faculties.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Quality, Social Studies, Research Methodology, Discovery Processes, Mixed Methods Research, Qualitative Research, Behaviorism, Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Social Environment, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Factor Analysis, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey