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Hadi, Noor Ul; Muhammad, Barudin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
Given the influx of new courses and programmes, an increase in the number of local and international students, as well as an upsurge in the number of universities in Malaysia, higher education has become a significant sector. Therefore, this study seeks to identify the factors affecting postgraduate research students' performance. For this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement, Mentors
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Karabiyik, Ceyhun; Mirici, Ismail Hakki – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Current research indicates learning effort to be an important determinant of success in learning, yet the field of education lacks an adequate scale for quantifying foreign language learning effort. The Foreign Language Learning Effort Scale (FLLES) has been developed to measure the effort levels of tertiary-level foreign language learners. Data…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Bogdanovic, Vesna; Mirovic, Ivana – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
Entering the world of academic writing can be a troublesome experience for young researchers, especially for those writing in ESL. In addition to mastering the specific language of their disciplinary community, they also have to adopt an array of metadiscourse features which help them organize their writing and position themselves towards their…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse
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Bozkur, B. Ümit; Erim, Ali; Çelik-Demiray, Pinar – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This research investigates the effect of individual voice training on pre-service Turkish language teachers' speaking skills. The main claim in this research is that teachers' most significant teaching instrument is their voice and it needs to be trained. The research was based on the convergent parallel mixed method. The quantitative part was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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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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Gürel, Cem; Süzük, Erol – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study investigates the quality of argumentation developed by a group of pre-service physics teachers' (PSPT) as an indicator of subject matter knowledge on model rocketry physics. The structure of arguments and scientific credibility model was used as a design framework in the study. The inquiry of model rocketry physics was employed in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Space Sciences
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Canel, Azize Nilgün – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
In this study, the Adlerian Interview Form has been used as a semi-structured, in-depth interview method to identify the experiences of six participants regarding Adler's concepts of early recollections and life style. Subsequent to transcribing the obtained information, recollections to be included in the analysis were subjected to the criterion…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Life Style, Semi Structured Interviews, Counseling
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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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Erol, Mustafa; Buyuk, Ugur; Tanik Onal, Nagihan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The inadequacy of experimental activities (or lack of equipment) in science courses in rural parts of Turkey negatively effects students' acquisition of scientific thinking and inquiry skills. The fact that success rates are notably low in international assessments demonstrates the necessity to adopt "different" approaches apart from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Rural Youth, Rural Schools
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Isitan, Sonnur – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the distribution of topics featured in illustrated storybooks that address preschool children. The sample of the current study included a total of 1,050 illustrated storybooks published in Turkish between 1980 and 2013. Books for pre-school children that incorporated the components of setting, attempt, and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Childrens Literature
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Demirezen, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The aim of this research is to diagnose and help students overcome their problems through practice activities in English Language Education Departments in Turkey. This paper measures the perception of co-articulatory information in terms of consonant-to-consonant relations in the structure of vocabulary items and affixes of English. Thirty eight…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gunel, Murat; Yesildag-Hasancebi, Funda – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
In the construction and sharing of scientific knowledge, modal representations such as text, graphics, pictures, and mathematical expressions are commonly used. Due to the increasing importance of their role in the production and communication of science, modal representations have become a topic of growing interest in science education research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Learning Processes, Visual Aids
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Ercoskun, Muhammet Hanifi – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The aim of this study is to adapt self-control and self-management scale (SCMS) developed by Mezo into Turkish and to test it considering gender and academic achievement variables. The scale was translated from English to Turkish for linguistic validity and then this scale was translated into English using back translation. The original and…
Descriptors: Self Control, Self Management, Turkish, Foreign Countries
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Zembat, Ismail Özgür; Aslan, Mustafa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to investigate the nature of different mathematics teaching modes (prescriptions) that guide prospective teachers during their instruction. The participants were 24 junior prospective middle school mathematics teachers (19 females and 5 males) who were attending a mathematics methods course at a private university in central…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers
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Ögeyik, Muhlise Cosgun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study investigated the impacts of the previous and current learning experiences of the student teachers on their microteaching practices. The study pursued threefold research goals: to diagnose the microteaching stance, to treat it, and to explore and evaluate the progress. The participants were 24 undergraduate third year student teachers…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teaching Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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