International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Constructivist approach and attitude of teachers: A study on Bilaspur district


Dr. Sonia Sthapak, Manoj Kumar Singh

Learning is a process of creating an understanding related to the world and the learner benefits most when s/he actively participates in learning process by connecting the new knowledge presented with his previous knowledge. It helps students to develop their own understanding of the subject matter. Constructivist curriculum change is significantly related to the implementation of constructivist teaching and learning activities in class at school level. This study was therefore, undertaken with the objectives to study the attitude of secondary school teachers towards teaching with constructivist approach on the basis of gender and subject.
This study is a descriptive research aimed at studying the attitude of secondary school teachers towards teaching through constructivist approach. The study has been carried out in a survey form taking into consideration secondary school teachers of Bilaspur district only. The sample was drawn from five CBSE board secondary school teachers of Bilaspur district. A total of 100 teachers giving equal weightage to the gender and streams were considered as the sample. Purposive sampling method was used for obtaining the sample from the population. And after seeing the nature of distribution of data, appropriate statistical techniques were employed to analyze the data. The results showed that there is no attitudinal difference between the teachers of the two genders. It also showed that there is no difference in the attitude towards teaching with constructivist approach between arts and science stream teachers. This further indicates that the male and female teachers put similar efforts in delivering the contents in their instructional process as well as they give equal opportunities to the student’s to form their concepts.
The findings of the study came out in favor that teachers can successfully employ constructivism in teaching learning process as it will help the learner to retain and use knowledge when required. School administration needs to reform their school climate in such a way which promotes problem solving activities, creative work as well as student’s abilities to learn with the help of constructivist approach.
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Dr. Sonia Sthapak, Manoj Kumar Singh. Constructivist approach and attitude of teachers: A study on Bilaspur district. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 107-111
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development