Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1941

Full Length Research Paper

The correlation of students’ views on constructivist teaching environment and teachers’ student control ideologies

Ömer Beyhan
Konya Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet KeleÅŸoÄŸlu Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Konya, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 April 2013
  •  Published: 10 May 2013

Abstract

 

The purpose of this study is to examine the correlation between elementary teachers’ student control ideology and students’ views on constructivist learning environment. In this study, the correlation between the views of teachers working in elementary schools on student control ideology and students’ views on constructivist learning environment was examined. The study was carried out in 2010 to 2011 academic year in Konya. For this purpose, “correlations survey method” was adopted in this study in order to find answers to the research questions. According to Pearson’s moments correlation analysis carried out in the study, it was found out that there was a negative moderate significant correlation between teachers’ student control ideologies and students’ views on constructivist learning environment. On the other hand, according to the results of the regression analysis, it was found that teachers’ student control ideologies predict students’ views on constructivist learning environment significantly. Similarly, it can be stated that as teachers’ views on student control ideologies increase, students’ views on the constructivist learning environment decrease.

 

Key words: Student control ideology, constructivist learning environment, elementary education