A STUDY ON RELATION BETWEEN CONSTRUCTIVIST PEDAGOGY AND ACADEMIC GRIT OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS IN CHENNAI DISTRICT

Authors

R. Prabavathi & Dr. P.C. Naga Subramani (Associate Professor)
Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Constructivist pedagogy is arising when students are failing to produce desired outcomes and the core principles of constructivist pedagogy are that students can understand new circumstances and atmospheres through their current knowledge. The results show that significant difference is prevailing among constructivist pedagogy and profile of prospective teachers and significant difference is prevailing among academic grit and profile of prospective teachers. Academic grit of prospective teachers is positively, significantly and highly related with their constructivist pedagogy. Hence, prospective teachers should follow reciprocal and inquiry based learning and faculty members must encourage prospective teachers for effective interaction and cooperative learning. Colleges should give proper and adequate trainings to their faculty members on constructivist teaching methods. Further, prospective teachers must involve in problem based learning in order to improve their analytical skill and knowledge and learning capabilities and these lead to enhance their academic grit.