Vol. 3, Issue 5 (2018)
Impact of constructivist approach of learning on academic achievement of class vii students in mathematics at primary school, Nadia, West Bengal
Author(s): Swarupa Chakraborty, Dr. Anita Soni
Abstract: The objective of the study was to find the impact of constructivist approach of learning as compared to traditional method of teaching in academic achievement of class VII class students in mathematics. An experiment in teaching mathematics at class VII level was conducted. Where two groups, experimental and controlled were taught constructivist approach of learning and traditional method of teaching respectively. A sample of 60 students, 30 each constitute experimental and control group was selected. The investigator used two different tools called the i) Instructional materials ii) Measuring instruments. Two types of instructional tools were used, the constructivist approach (CA) followed by experimental group and traditional method of teaching (TMT) followed by control group. The Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT) was used for measuring students’ achievement in mathematics. The “t” test revealed that i) the performance of experimental and control groups in pre test score was an similar line, ii) the mean achievement score of experimental group is comparatively higher than that of control group in post achievement test; iii) both pre and post test scores were found to be almost equal in case of control group; it means the students taught through traditional method of teaching marked no such differences in their achievement and iv) there exists significant difference between pre and post test scores of experimental group; students taught through constructivist approach of learning have marked higher achievement than students taught through traditional method of teaching.