EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.41, no.185, pp.167-198, 2016 (SSCI)
In this research, it was aimed to develop self-directed learning (SDL) skills of primary school students attending 1st-4th years and to design a self-directed learning model (PTSSDLM) for 4th grades. Action research model was used in this study. Self-directed learning skills were tried to be described through interviews done with students, teachers and parents and observations of students' learning behaviors in classes. Depends on the results of the data obtained from interviews and observations, instructional intervention were done during seven weeks for developing students' SDL planning skills. Data obtained during intervention weeks and at the end of the research were collected with audio records, field notes, researcher daily, students' work sheets, reliability and validity committee's meeting records, self-evaluation form, interviews done with students and class teacher. Findings obtained from data analysis revealed that students' usage level of SDL planning skills were increased during the intervention. Based on findings obtained from the action research, A Teacher-Supported Self-Directed Learning Model was developed for primary school students attending 1st to 4th years.