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Polat, Mustafa; Eristi, Bahadir – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The study aims to find out the effects of authentic video materials on foreign language listening skill and foreign language listening anxiety of students studying at different levels of English proficiency. The experimental practices of the research designed as pretest-posttest true experimental design with control group have been conducted on…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Second Language Learning, Listening Skills, Anxiety
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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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Aksoy, Gökhan – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to put forth how and to what degree pre-service science teachers can practice 2018 Secondary School Science Curriculum (SSSC). The study employs an illustrative case study design. Identified through purposive sampling, the participants of the study consist of 28 senior pre-service teachers studying at science teaching program at an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science
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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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Atar, Cihat – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study is to discuss whether explicit teaching of English pronunciation in second language (L2) and English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms is helpful for learners or not. This study aims to review the studies on pronunciation teaching to synthesize the literature. In this way, connections between research and practice will…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation
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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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Wu, Hui-Ling; Weng, Hsiao-Lan; She, Hsiao-Ching – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2016
This study examined how background knowledge, scientific reasoning ability, and various scaffolding forms influenced students' science knowledge and scientific inquiry achievements. The students participated in an online scientific inquiry program involving such activities as generating scientific questions and drawing evidence-based conclusions,…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Prior Learning, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills