Relations between classroom teachers attitudes toward change, perceptions of "constructivist" curriculum change and implementation of constructivist teaching and learning activities in class at primary school level

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2010
Kasapoğlu, Koray
This study aimed at determining whether classroom teachers‘ attitudes toward change correlate with their perceptions of constructivist curriculum change and implementation of constructivist teaching and learning activities in class at primary school level. Through a questionnaire, data were collected from 236 classroom teachers teaching in all public primary schools in the city center of Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. Demographical data of the participants, their attitudes toward change, perceptions of constructivist curriculum change, and implementation of constructivist teaching and learning activities were reported in terms of frequencies, percentages, and means. Bivariate correlations were employed to understand the relations among classroom teachers‘ attitudes toward change, perceptions of constructivist curriculum change and implementation of constructivist teaching and learning activities at primary school level. The results revealed that classroom teachers were open to change and often implemented constructivist teaching and learning activities in class whereas they had mixed perceptions about constructivist curriculum change carried out in Turkey in 2004-2005 academic year. Classroom teachers‘ attitudes toward change were significantly but moderately correlated with their perceptions of constructivist curriculum change and implementation of constructivist teaching and learning activities at primary school level. Besides, classroom teachers‘ perceptions of constructivist curriculum change were significantly but moderately related to their implementation of constructivist teaching and learning activities.
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K. Kasapoğlu, “Relations between classroom teachers attitudes toward change, perceptions of “constructivist” curriculum change and implementation of constructivist teaching and learning activities in class at primary school level,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.