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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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Dönmez, Onur; Odabasi, H. Ferhan; Kabakçi Yurdakul, Isil; Kuzu, Abdullah; Girgin, Ümit – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Children's ever-increasing and autonomous engagement with the internet exposes them to online risks, especially when parental supervision is limited. Furthermore, media coverage highlighting negative online experiences increases adults' risk perceptions, which in turn jeopardize children's sustainable and beneficial engagement with the internet.…
Descriptors: Risk, Measures (Individuals), Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication
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Sencan, Hüner; Karabulut, A. Tugba – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study is to explore whether there is a statistically significant difference between the ideas of university administrators and faculty members regarding how strictly Educational Performance Indicators for Educators (EPIE) should be monitored in the educational process. The responses of university directors were compared with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Higher Education, Administrators
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Eroglu, Cihan; Unlu, Huseyin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study's main aim was to determine physical education (PE) teacher candidates' self-efficacy levels and attitudes toward the PE teaching profession. Designed on a survey model, this study was conducted during the 2011-2012 academic year. A total of 601 PE teacher candidates studying in the PE and sports teaching programs of six different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Sahin, Mehmet – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study was conducted to explore the relationship between university students' school engagement and instructors' professional competencies. The study group consisted of 314 students from the Faculty of Art at Çankiri Karatekin University. The participants filled in the Scale for Professional Competence of Instructor (SPCI) and the Scale for…
Descriptors: College Students, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty, Learner Engagement
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Akmansoy, Vesile; Kartal, Sadik – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
Discussions have arisen regarding the application of the new paradigms of chaos theory to social sciences as compared to physical sciences. This study examines what role chaos theory has within the education process and what effect it has by describing the views of university faculty regarding chaos and education. The participants in this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes