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Balci, Ali – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
This study aims to determine the geographical discourse that occurs in the personal histories of adults aged 75 years and older and how they interpret and use them. We conducted interviews with elderly persons living in Çemisgezek (Chemishkezek), a village established along the Karasu River, a branch of the Euphrates River. Expert opinions were…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Qualitative Research, Human Geography, Older Adults
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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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Katilmis, Ahmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to reveal the objectives of values education in Turkey, values education-related activities performed in schools, and preferred approaches to values education according to the opinions of social studies teachers. This qualitative study used a phenomenological pattern. The participants of the study were selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Köse, Meliha – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study is a qualitative case study aimed at revealing the roles of high school history teachers on university students' attitudes towards history courses. The study group consists of 30 teacher candidates studying in the department of social sciences and mathematics teaching of a faculty of education at a university in the Western Black Sea.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, History Instruction, Teacher Role, Teacher Influence
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Aktu, Yahya; Ilhan, Tahsin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Early adulthood is one of the important milestones considered within lifelong development in the relevant literature. Adulthood is examined through various theories; however, universality of many of these is still being discussed. One of these theories is Levinson's theory of life structure. Thus, the current research aims to examine the extent to…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Qualitative Research, Adult Development, Theories
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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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Gökoglu, Seyfullah; Çakiroglu, Ünal – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The aim of this case study is to evaluate the effect of mentors on teachers' technology integration process into their classrooms. In integration process, interactions between the mentors and the teachers are implemented in terms of Systems-Based Mentoring Model (SBMM). Mentors' leadership roles were determined and changes in teachers' technology…
Descriptors: Mentors, Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies, Technology Integration
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Büyükgöze, Hilal; Gün, Feyza – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This research aims to investigate the determining factors in how research assistants build their professional identity. In the study, which is a qualitative research method patterned on phenomenology, data was collected using a semi-structured interview form. Structured interviews were conducted with seven research assistants selected from a…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Research Assistants, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research
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Güven, N. Dilsad; Dede, Yüksel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Each classroom has its own microculture with its own norms that belong to this microculture. It is these norms that characterize every kind of activity and discussion in the classroom. What makes a mathematics classroom different from any other classroom is the nature of norms, rather than their existence or absence. This study aims to identify…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Mathematics, Subcultures
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Yurtseven, Nihal; Altun, Sertel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Concepts such as teachers' professional development and students' achievement act as the driving force for the development of each in a causal relationship in EFL teaching, as in many other disciplines. The purpose of this study is to investigate the change Understanding by Design (UbD) made on teachers' professional development and students'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Faculty Development
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Avcioglu, Hasan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The objective of this study is to determine the behavior of teachers in inclusive classrooms and peers' acceptance levels towards students with intellectual disabilities in these classrooms. The qualitative research method was selected for collecting adequate data for the study. Information was collected from 16 teachers and 371 students in 16…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Peer Acceptance, Inclusion, Teacher Student Relationship
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Güler Yildiz, Tülin; Özdemir Simsek, Pinar; Eren, Saliha; Aydos, Emine Hande – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aims at uncovering the views of children 48-66 months old regarding sustainable development (SD), as well as the attitudes of their parents and teachers. Additionally, it seeks to identify activities related to SD that are promoted in homes by parents and in schools by teachers. The study was designed as a case study, with participants…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Childhood Attitudes, Experience, Parents
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Kiliç, Çigdem – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study examined pre-service primary school teachers' performance in posing problems that require knowledge of problem-solving strategies. Quantitative and qualitative methods were combined. The 120 participants were asked to pose a problem that could be solved by using the find-a-pattern a particular problem-solving strategy. After that,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum
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Akin, Sibel; Calik, Basak; Engin-Demir, Cennet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Promoting active citizenship is seen as invaluable for educational practices in schools particularly in existing social, political, economic, and cultural context of Turkish society. The present study is part of a European Union project that aimed to help students develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to actively participate in…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Citizenship, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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