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Bart, William M.; Hokanson, Brad; Can, Iclal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigated the factorial structure of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Figural Form A with an aim to find out whether the two-factor structure of creative thinking established by Kim and Kim, Cramond, and Bandalos holds true for the older participants. Data were gathered from 996 8th grade students and 748 11th grade…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creativity Tests, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis
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Gültepe, Nejla – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Graphing subjects in chemistry has been used to provide alternatives to verbal and algorithmic descriptions of a subject by handing students another way of improving their manipulation of concepts. Teachers should therefore know the level of students' graphing skills. Studies have identified that students have difficulty making connections with…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graphs, Chemistry, Skill Development
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Sever, Mustafa; Soguksu, A. Fulya; Türe, Ersin; Koçmar, Yonca; Olgun, Müge; Üçüncü, Nergiz; Öztürk, Inci – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Being a student describes a multi-component reality with both individualistic and social inclusions. How this reality is established and how subjects position themselves in their current educational environments historically, culturally, and sociologically are one of the most controversial topics of educational sciences. Therefore, this study…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Student Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Erdogan, Niyazi; Stuessy, Carol – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The most prominent option for finding a solution to the shortage of workers with STEM knowledge has been identified as specialized STEM schools by policymakers in the United States. The current perception of specialized STEM schools can be described as a unique environment that includes advanced curriculum, expert teachers, and opportunities for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Grade 11
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Sadi, Özlem; Çakiroglu, Jale – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study is aimed at investigating the relationships among students' relevant prior knowledge, meaningful learning orientation, reasoning ability, self-efficacy, locus of control, attitudes toward biology and achievement with the human circulatory system (HCS) using the learning cycle (LC) and the traditional classroom setting. The study was…
Descriptors: Human Body, High School Students, Prior Learning, Logical Thinking
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Ayar, Mehmet C.; Adiguzel, Tufan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study explores the characteristics of after-school program activities at a charter school in the Southeast US highlighting students' experiences with and gains from these after-school program activities. A qualitative case study design was employed to understand students' views and opinions regarding the activities and their learning…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Charter Schools, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research
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Kaya, Mehmet Fatih – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of six thinking hats technique in teaching subjects related to sustainable development in geography classes. The study was in both a quantitative and qualitative form. The quantitative part of the study was designed according to pre-test, post-test control group research model, and in the qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Erdogan, Mehmet; Bahar, Mehmet; Usak, Muhammet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study is to analyze 9th-12th grade Biology Course Curricula started to be implemented in 2007 with regard to concepts and attainments addressing to environmental education. In this regard, 9th-12th grade Biology Course Curricula were analyzed using content-analysis technique, one of the qualitative research methods. 9th-12th grade…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Biology, Secondary School Curriculum, Content Analysis
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Karatas, Zeynep – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
The aim of this study is to examine the effects of group practice which is performed using psychodrama techniques on adolescents' conflict resolution skills. The subjects, for this study, were selected among the high school students who have high aggression levels and low problem solving levels attending Haci Zekiye Arslan High School, in Nigde.…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Conflict, Problem Solving
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Gecit, Yilmaz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
The purpose of this study is to evaluate readability of 9th and 11th grade geography text-books currently used in schools. As known, one of the most fundamental features in a text-book is the readability of the text by students. In addition, it is also very important that the fluency and suitability of books match age level. In this study, the…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Sentences, Readability, Textbooks
Ozyurek, Ragip – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
This study focused on the convergent and discriminate validity of the Mathematics Self- Efficacy Informative Sources Scale for high school students. A total number of 692 high school students participated in the study. Both explanatory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted for the content of the scale. Whether the Mathematics…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Gur, Hulya; Barak, Basak – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2007
The derivative is not only an important subject for mathematics but also is an important subject for engineering, physics, economy, chemistry, and statistics. Especially, mathematics depends on strongly preceding learning and the subject of derivative will be used in university education by all students. Therefore, it is one of the most important…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Learning Strategies, Grade 11, Teachers