Learning to learn is the most important element of effective learning and it includes various learning strategies that students use while they learn. In this research it was aimed to identify whether the learning strategies have been sufficiently taught to the students in elementary schools or not. The research was carried out with a sample of 260 teachers and 500 students in primary schools in Istanbul during the academic year of 2004-2005. Survey method was used to accomplish the aims stated above and an attitude scale was also applied to reveal the teachers level of awareness about learning strategies. The data showed that learning strategies were not emphasized sufficiently in the schools and only their advantages were mentioned superficially teachers were not efficient at teaching those strategies and teachers were eager to participate in an in-service training program related to the learning strategies.
Ali Ozel, Nida Bayindir , Muhammet Usak and Mehmet Bahar , 2007. The Instruction of Learning Strategies and Their Reflection on Cognitive Processes: Elementary Teacher and Student in Turkey. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 2584-2590.