Students' opinions of foreign language education on constructivist learning environment


5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.2770-2773 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.653
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.2770-2773
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Constructivism is a theory or an approach in educational studies and said to shed light on the assertion that individuals can create and construct meaning of the world around them. It consists of some learning environments such as learning a. world, b. science, c. how to express thoughts, d. how to learn, and 5. how to communicate, which this study especially focuses on. To conduct the study, 72 language group students at tertiary level participated, 58 of whom study in the English Language and Literature department, 6 of whom are in the Linguistics department, and the rest 6 are in the English Language and Literature department. The findings indicated that there is almost no correlation between constructivist learning environment and foreign language (FL) achievement. However, only a correlation was observed between learning how to learn and FL achievement. At the end of the study some recommendations are made for foreign language teachers. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.