SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS CONSTRUCTIVIST ENVIRONMENT: A BULGARIAN CASE

TitleSCIENCE TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS CONSTRUCTIVIST ENVIRONMENT: A BULGARIAN CASE
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsTafrova-Grigorova, A, Boiadjieva, E, Emilov, I, Kirova, M
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume11
Issue2
Start Page184-193
Date PublishedJune/2012
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1001977
Keywordsconstructivist environment, Teachers Pedagogical Philosophy Interview, teachers’ attitudes
Abstract

The present study addresses the pedagogical philosophy of secondary science teachers in Bulgarian schools. Information on science teachers’ methods of teaching and learning has been gathered by an interview protocol consisting of six open-ended questions, with a numerical scoring analysis: Teachers Pedagogical Philosophy Interview. The results report that the majority of Bulgarian teachers surveyed rank in the middle of the scale which is an indication that they blend teacher-centred and student-centred style of instruction. A previous our research based on a different survey instrument led to similar conclusions. In addition, the survey reveals that teachers show attitudes to change their teaching methods and classroom practices towards the constructivist approach.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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