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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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Sahin, Neslihan; Eraslan, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
In parallel with mathematical modeling studies that have gradually drawn interest in recent years, the aim of this study is to investigate the thought processes of fourth-grade students in the Butter Beans Problem and to identify possible challenges in this process. For this purpose, a qualitative study was conducted at a university-foundation…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Cognitive Processes, Mathematical Models
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Özcan, Zeynep Çigdem; Imamoglu, Yesim; Katmer Bayrakli, Vildan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Problem solving is highlighted in many mathematics curricula and has recently become one of the most investigated topics in the field of mathematics education. Extensive studies report that developing students' problem solving skills enhances their understanding of mathematics. Therefore, there is a focus on investigating problem solving processes…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Protocol Analysis, Cognitive Processes, Grade 6
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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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Kalkan, Ömür Kaya; Kelecioglu, Hülya – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Linear factor analysis models used to examine constructs underlying the responses are not very suitable for dichotomous or polytomous response formats. The associated problems cannot be eliminated by polychoric or tetrachoric correlations in place of the Pearson correlation. Therefore, we considered parameters obtained from the NOHARM and FACTOR…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Nonparametric Statistics, Factor Analysis, Correlation
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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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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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Zorbaz, Selen Demirtas; Ulas, Ozlem; Kizildag, Seval – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study seeks to analyze whether or not the following three variables of "Discouraging Family Relations," "Supportive Family Relations," "Total Time Spent on the Computer," and "Grade Point Average (GPA)" predict elementary school students' video game addiction rates, and whether or not there exists a…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Family Relationship, Elementary School Students, Grade Point Average
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Arikan, Yuksel Deniz; Ozen, Sevil Orhan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study focuses on the process of developing a learning environment that uses tablets and Quick Response (QR) codes to enhance participants' English language vocabulary knowledge. The author employed the concurrent triangulation strategy, a mixed research design. The study was conducted at a private school in Izmir, Turkey during the 2012-2013…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Vocabulary Development, Mixed Methods Research
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Aktepe, Vedat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of the love of nature performance task on the opinions and attitudes of 4th grade primary school students at the Science and Art center towards their value of love of nature. The mixed method was used by means of both quantitative and qualitative research models. The experimental group…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 4, Scientific Attitudes
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Tekinarslan, Ilknur Cifci; Kucuker, Sevgi – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
Early detection of loneliness in children, especially children with special needs who are at greater risk for loneliness, is crucial for planning appropriate interventions. A review of studies regarding the assessment of loneliness in children reveals the Children's Loneliness Scale (CLS) is commonly used in other cultures whereas information…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Psychological Patterns, Social Isolation, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Kucukera, Sevgi; Cifci Tekinarslan, Ilknur – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study examines whether the self-concepts, social skills, problem behaviors, and loneliness levels of students with special educational needs (SEN) in inclusive elementary classrooms differ from those of students without special educational needs (non-SEN). This study also aimed to identify the roles of self-concept, social skills, and problem…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Psychological Patterns, Interpersonal Competence
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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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Özenç, Emine Gül; Dogan, M. Cihangir – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study aims to perform a validity-reliability test by developing the Functional Literacy Experience Scale based upon Ecological Theory (FLESBUET) for primary education students. The study group includes 209 fifth grade students at Sabri Taskin Primary School in the Kartal District of Istanbul, Turkey during the 2010-2011 academic year.…
Descriptors: Functional Literacy, Experience, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
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