Examination on the Effect of Learning Strategies on Physical Education and Sports Teacher Candidates and Their Motivation of Curiosity and Levels of Exploration

Mehmet Behzat Turan, Kenan Koç

Abstract


The puropose of this study is to examine the effect of learning strategies on physical education candidates and their motivation of curiosity and levels of exploration. In accordance with this purpose, the study group is formed by the randomly chosen senior year students of Erciyes, Ömer Halisdemir, Aksaray, Dumlupınar, Gaziantep, Fırat, Selçuk, Ahi Evran, Hacı Bektaşi Veli universities’ Physical Education and Sports Teacher department. Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire, MSLQ (Büyüköztürk, Akgün, Özkahveci and Demirel, 2004), Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II, CEI (Kashdan et al. 2009) and the ‘Personal Information Form’ which was prepared by the researcher are used in order to collect data in the research. In order to put forth the relation between the scores that were gathered from the scales, Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient analysis (r) and to determine whether the scores that were gathered are predictive or not Multiple Regression Analysis was applied (β). From the curiosity and exploration sub dimensions, a positive significant relation is found between flexibility and motivation. Furthermore, a positive significant relation is determined between accepting the uncertainty sub-dimension and motivation. A great deal of positive relation is found between the total rates of curiosity and exploration and level of motivation. While there is a positive significant relation between the curiosity and exploration and learning strategies with flexibility, a positive significant relation between accepting the uncertainty sub-dimension and learning strategies is determined too. A positive significant relation is also found between total rates of curiosity and exploration and the use of learning strategies.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n1p92

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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