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Uzun, Ahmet Murat; Kilis, Selcan – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to explore preservice teachers' opinions about their instructors' use of PowerPoint slides during classes. To this end, 10 preservice teachers were selected through convenience sampling and semi-structured interviews were then conducted. The interviews were held one-by-one and audio recorded after having received permission from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Bayirli, Hakan; Keskin, Sevgi Coskun – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine how the primary school students spent their time with the parents and how their families spent their time with children and try to give the study group the value of giving importance to family unity through various activities. The study was carried out as an action research. The participants of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Parent Child Relationship, Family Relationship, Family Environment
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Özcan, Mehmet – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to investigate faculty of education students' anxiety of not being appointed to teachership levels. This is a quantitative research designed as survey model. Study group of the study is consisted of 320 students studying at faculty of education from six departments and four grades in 2018-2019 academic year. Quantitative data…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Turhan, Nihan Sölpük; Karadag, Engin – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this research is to compare the approaches within the context of the PhD students' dissertation process. Moreover, in this research it is aimed to identify how PhD students evaluate their own dissertation process. In addition, this research analyses the differences between the students' study attitudes "in the PhD dissertation…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes, Research Methodology
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Alwi, Azlin; Hussin, Ruhaya – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2018
Project-oriented problem-based learning (POPBL) is an alternative approach to innovative teaching and is widely implemented in the classroom. However, little information is gathered pertaining to its implementation in psychology-related subjects. The present study is guided by two objectives: 1) to examine students' perception of this type of…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Psychology
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Uzun, Kutay – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2018
The present study aimed to fill a gap in the literature by documenting the EAP needs of the research assistants of Nursing in a public Turkish university. The study was of a qualitative nature and data was collected by means of an open-ended questionnaire, whose questions were based on Hutchinson & Waters's (1987) framework to identify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Research Assistants, Nursing Education
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Altiner, Cennet – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2018
Willingness to communicate in a second language has gained importance recently with the increasing popularity of communicate language teaching. However, different factors which influence learners' willingness to communicate have not been widely investigated in the Turkish classroom context. Thus, this study investigated English as a foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Student Attitudes
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Mrekajova, Eva – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2017
Building on Bochner's (1977) functional model for the development of overseas students' friendship patterns, this study examines the friendship networks of international students attending long-term programs in Turkey concentrating primarily on their close friendships with host country nationals. The facilitating and hindering factors of…
Descriptors: Friendship, Intervention, Turkish, Cultural Differences
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Demir, Yusuf – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to investigate Turkish EFL learners' attributions for success and failure in speaking English, and to find out whether gender and department variables exert any impact on their attributions. The attributions were analyzed and compared in terms of the four dimensions: locus of causality, external control, stability and personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Attribution Theory
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Baylak, Halil Mesut – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2016
The main objective of the physical geography is to give a meaning to the natural environment. It is only possible with the implementation of the observation method to make the students perfectly understand the physical geography topics, in laboratory environments allowing the participation of all senses in teaching activity. In physical geography…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Geography Instruction, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Özer, Selda; Yilmaz, Ercan – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2016
The aim of the study was to determine students' attitudes towards Vocational Foreign Language Course and if the their attitudes display significant differences in terms of gender, age, department, the place they live, passing marks, the type of high school they graduated from, their mothers' and fathers' graduation levels and being abroad. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Sargin, Nurten – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2016
It is seen that violence has been escalating across the globe. In parallel with the increase worldwide, violence takes place at larger scales especially in the geography we live in due to reasons such as wars, terrorism, domestic violence and school violence. Based on these harrowing experiences, we often see the news about violence in the media,…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Violence, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Caruth, Gail – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2016
College students today are not like students from just a decade before. The purpose of this archival quantitative, data mining study using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the National Center for Education Statistics was to identify the demographics of today's college students in the United States during the…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes