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Dogan, Ozcan; Bayhan, Pinar; Yukselen, Arzu; Isitan, Sonnur – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study was planned in order to analyze adolescent body image by age and gender, evaluate the relationship between adolescent body image and socio-cultural factors, and determine the extent to which variables such as age, gender, and Body Mass Index (BMI) can serve as predictors of the influential habits and strategies needed to achieve a…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Body Composition, Age Differences
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Ilter, Ilhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe social studies teachers' perceptions related to their practices in teaching concepts within the context of social studies instruction in order to enhance students' vocabulary development in their classes. The study focuses on how students' breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge is supported by teachers'…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Güler, Nese; Ilhan, Mustafa; Güneyli, Ahmet; Demir, Süleyman – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study evaluates the psychometric properties of three different forms of the Writing Apprehension Test (WAT; Daly & Miller, 1975) through Rasch analysis. For this purpose, the fit statistics and correlation coefficients, and the reliability, separation ratio, and chi-square values for the facets of item and person calculated for the…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Tests
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Çokluk, Ömay; Gül, Emrah; Dogan-Gül, Çilem – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The study aims to examine whether differential item function is displayed in three different test forms that have item orders of random and sequential versions (easy-to-hard and hard-to-easy), based on Classical Test Theory (CTT) and Item Response Theory (IRT) methods and bearing item difficulty levels in mind. In the correlational research, the…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Test Items, Difficulty Level, Test Theory
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Karaçam, Sedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The aim of this study is to examine primary school students' scientist-image stereotypes by considering the relationships among indicators. A total of 877 students attending Grades 6 and 7 in Düzce, Turkey participated in this study. The Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST) was implemented during the 2013-2014 academic year to determine students' images…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Atasoy, Arzu; Temizkan, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Developed to evaluate secondary school students' writing fluency skills, this study is descriptive in nature and uses a mixed method approach. During the research, the researcher attempted to identify students' abilities to write in terms of quantity and complexity, on the one hand, and also attempted to identify findings on accuracy, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Skills
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Börkan, Bengü; Bakis, Ozan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study is to discuss student and school factors, including cross level interaction, that cause inequalities in seven and eighth grade students' achievement in Turkish context by using national achievement test scores with a multi-level statistical approach. Our results are in line with most other studies with similar purpose.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Altintas, Esra; Ozdemir, Ahmet S. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to evaluate a differentiation approach that was recently developed to teach mathematics to gifted middle school students in terms of its practice by teachers by studying the effect of the approach on achievement among both gifted and non-gifted students. From mixed research methods, the study used an explanatory design. It was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Mathematics
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Yucel, Elif Ozata; Ozkan, Muhlis – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to develop an instructional design whereby ecosystem, biodiversity, and environmental issues are addressed with a holistic approach that provides more efficient teaching as well as to test the effectiveness of this design. A literature review was carried out and need-assessment was firstly made using the Readiness Test. This review…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Holistic Approach, Quasiexperimental Design
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Tarman, Bulent; Kuran, Burcin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
It can be argued that very important changes have been made to textbooks which were rearranged according to the theory of constructivism during the 2004-2005 academic year. The aim of this change was to enable students to acquire high-order cognitive skills. In this study, by using Bloom taxonomy, the pre-reading and reflection (assessment)…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning)
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Icoz, Kutay; Sanalan, Vehbi A.; Ozdemir, Esra Benli; Kaya, Sukru; Cakar, Mehmet Akif – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Ontologies have often been recommended for E-learning systems, but few efforts have successfully incorporated student data to represent knowledge conceptualizations. Defining key concepts and their relations between each other establishes the backbone of our E-learning system. The system guides an individual student through his/her course by…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Knowledge Level
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Arikan, Elif Esra; Ünal, Hasan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study aims to examine the effect of multiple problem-solving skills on the problem-posing abilities of gifted and non-gifted students and to assess whether the possession of such skills can predict giftedness or affect problem-posing abilities. Participants' metaphorical images of problem posing were also explored. Participants were 20 gifted…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Grade 7, Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted
Guldenoglu, Birkan; Miller, Paul; Kargin, Tevhide – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The present study aimed to examine the relationship between letter processing and word processing skills in deaf and hearing readers. The participants were 105 students (51 of them hearing, 54 of them deaf) who were evenly and randomly recruited from two levels of education (primary = 3rd-4th graders; middle = 6th-7th graders). The students were…
Descriptors: Deafness, Middle School Students, Computer Software, Stimuli
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Gorhan, Meryem Fulya; Oncu, Semiral; Senturk, Aysan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
It is planned that every student in all primary, middle, and high schools (public schools) under the administration of the Turkish Ministry of National Education receive a tablet through the FATIH Project. Research shows that many teachers hold reservations toward students using tablets for educational purposes. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Laptop Computers, Handheld Devices
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Sever, Demet; Guven, Meral – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The aim of this study was to identify the resistance behaviors of 7th grade students exhibited during their Science and Technology course teaching-learning processes, and to remove the identified resistance behaviors through teaching-learning processes that were constructed based on the inquiry-based learning approach. In the quasi-experimentally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 7, Resistance (Psychology)
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