Examination of relationship between preservice chemistry teachers' preferences for creating constructivist-learning environment and sense of efficacy


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ERPA International Congresses on Education (ERPA), Sakarya, Turkey, 19 - 22 June 2019, vol.66 identifier

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between preservice chemistry teachers' preferences for creating constructivist-learning environment and sense of efficacy. The study was conducted with 50 preservice chemistry teachers. Correlational research design was conducted to determine the relationship between the variables. Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES) and Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) were used as data collection tools. While CLES includes 30 items under five subscales, TSES includes 12 items under three subscales. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Analysis was used to analyze obtained data. The results of the study revealed that there was a significance correlation between preservice chemistry teachers' preferences for creating constructivist-learning environment and sense of efficacy for total scores (r=.36, n=50, p<.05).