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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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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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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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Apaydin, Çigdem; Seçkin, Munise – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Purpose of this study was to investigate civilized and uncivilized behaviors in the classroom, the emotions and reactions towards them, as well as the strategies aiming to prevent these kinds of behaviors from the point of view of students and teachers attending second stage of primary education (6th, 7th and 8th grades). As a qualitative research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Avci, Suleyman; Yuksel, Arzu; Soyer, Makbule; Balikcioglu, Suzan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2009
The purpose of this research is to analyze the cognitive (learning level) and affective (volunteering to study together, attitude towards the teacher and the lesson) changes which are caused by the differential classroom environment designed for the poetry subject in a Turkish lesson of the 6th grade in elementary education. Theory testing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Classroom Environment, Poetry