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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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Özsoy, Sibel; Ahi, Berat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of the present study is to investigate first level of elementary school students' perceptions of the future state of the environment through the pictures they draw. The participants of the study are 131 first-grade students, 127 second-grade students, 160 third-grade students, 188 fourth-grade students, and 222 fifth-grade students,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education, Grade 1
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Doganay Bilgi, Arzu; Ozmen, E. Ruya – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of Modified Multi-component Cognitive Strategy Instruction on the metacognitive strategy knowledge used for the comprehension process of descriptive texts for students with mild mental retardation (MMR). Three students with MMR from inclusive classes participated in the study. The study was…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Mental Retardation
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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