INVESTIGATING SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CONSTRUCTIVIST THEORY: A MULTIPLE CASE STUDY IN LEBANON

PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences

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Title INVESTIGATING SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CONSTRUCTIVIST THEORY: A MULTIPLE CASE STUDY IN LEBANON
 
Creator Hajal, Pascale
 
Subject Lebanon
Teaching Methodology
Constructivist Theory
Teachers’ Perception
 
Description The purpose of this study is to investigate teachers’ perception and application of constructivist theory in schools. This study followed a qualitative approach. Teaching strategies used in class were observed, and schoolteachers and coordinators after each class observation were interviewed. Main findings indicate that the schoolteachers lacked comprehensible perception of the real application and meaning of constructivist theory. These results indicate a negative perception of constructivist theory. Four main limitations have influenced the efficacy of this study. Schools’ pedagogy should be enhanced, and in order to overcome the gap found by this study and enhance schoolteachers’ perception of several teaching methodologies, which will help them shift to student-centeredness, a concerted effort and coordination between the Ministry of Education and Center of Education and Research Development, education makers in the education field, school administrators and schoolteachers, and students and their parents would be highly beneficial and important. A new culture is suggested to be built where capacity building programs should be introduced to educational sectors in Lebanon. This study encourages schoolteachers to enhance their knowledge on constructivist theory in order to engage, motivate and improve the quality of education.  Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/pijss.2019.51.535553 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher Global Research & Development Services Publishing
 
Date 2019-04-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/people/article/view/1913
10.20319/pijss.2019.51.535553
 
Source PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences; Vol 5 No 1 (2019): Regular Issue; 535-553
2454-5899
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/people/article/view/1913/3425
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Pascale Hajal
 

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