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A study on investigation of using a student centered instructional model from perspectives of k-12 teachers in a private school

Doğanay, Ezgi
The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore the perceptions of K-12 teachers’ towards using a student-centered instructional model, which is called the 2BM instructional model, in a private school context through employing a cross-sectional survey design. For that purpose, a teacher perception SWOT scale was developed and it measured the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of using a 2BM instructional model. The Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient value for the scale was found to be. 92, which is a satisfactory result. The reliability coefficients of the strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats factors were. 94, .84, .80, and. 76, respectively. The sample of the study included 100 teachers who were teaching at the primary school, secondary school and high school teachers of a private school in Ankara, Çayyolu district. Independent samples t-Test findings revealed that female teachers have higher perceptions of the opportunities they have when using a student-centered instructional model than male teachers do. T-Test findings also suggested that teachers who previously used student-centered instructional model have a higher perception of strengths and threats than teachers who did not use a student-centered instructional model before. One-Way ANOVA test findings reveal that the effect of age, experience, academic degree, faculty, and field of teaching for foreign language teachers indicated that they perceived more threats in adopting student-centered instruction compared to science teachers.