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Önder, Emine; Uyar, Seyma – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to determine students' characteristics that predict their academic success. The study group consisted of 4,229 students studying at middle schools in Burdur. The data were collected using a questionnaire in the 2014-2015 academic year and analyzed using CHAID (Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detection) analysis, a type of…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students
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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Berk, Rifat Ramazan; Ünal, Emre – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine sixth, seventh and eighth grade students' writing anxiety and dispositions and to examine to what extent they predict each other. The basis of this study is to determine whether writing disposition is the significant predictor of writing anxiety or not and whether students' grade levels and genders are…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Anxiety, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Sen, Ceylan; Güler, Gürsel – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
The study was conducted to reveal the effects of the instruction of different problem-solving strategies on the proportional reasoning skills of students in solving proportional problems in the 6th grade math's class. Quasi-experimental research model with pretest-posttest control group was employed in the study. For eight class hours, the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Learning Strategies, Educational Strategies, Problem Solving
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Yaman, Süleyman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Due to problems related their content and use; textbooks do not achieve the expected effect in learning although they are one of the most important elements of the science curriculum. Questions in textbooks are also important criteria in determining the effect of textbooks. In this study, it was aimed to compare questions in four different science…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Content
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Güler, Nese; Ilhan, Mustafa; Güneyli, Ahmet; Demir, Süleyman – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study evaluates the psychometric properties of three different forms of the Writing Apprehension Test (WAT; Daly & Miller, 1975) through Rasch analysis. For this purpose, the fit statistics and correlation coefficients, and the reliability, separation ratio, and chi-square values for the facets of item and person calculated for the…
Descriptors: Writing Apprehension, Psychometrics, Item Response Theory, Tests
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Ural, Evrim; Ercan, Orhan; Gençoglan, Durdu Mehmet – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The study aims to investigate the effects of jigsaw technique on 6th graders' learning of "Force and Motion" unit, their science learning motivation and their attitudes towards science classes. The sample of the study consisted of 49 6th grade students from two different classes taking the Science and Technology course at a government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Physics
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Bilgin, Nevruz; Dalkiran, Oguzhan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of the research was to investigate the effects of sports education model and direct teaching model on the attitudes of the students, and the differences among the attitudes of students. The study group of the research included 29 students from 6th and 7th grade of a secondary school in the 2015-2016 academic years. The experimental group…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Student Attitudes
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Durkan, Nazmi – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine the behavior and thinking levels of secondary school students towards the environment according to grade and gender. Relational screening model was used for the study. The sample includes a total of 958 (512 females and 446 males) secondary school students. Of the participants, 261 (27.2%) are in 6th grade, 461…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Environmental Education
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Gündüz, Zennure Elgün; Ünal, Ismail Dogan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study aims at exploring the effects of multiple intelligences activities versus traditional method on English writing development of the sixth grade students in Turkey. A quasi-experimental research method with a pre-test post-test design was applied. The participants were 50 sixth grade students at a state school in Ardahan in Turkey. The…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Multiple Intelligences, Experimental Groups, Elementary School Students
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Akin, Ayça; Güzeller, Cem Oktay; Evcan, Sinem Sezer – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of the current study is to develop a mathematics self-report inventory (MSRI) to measure Turkish elementary students' mathematics expectancy beliefs and task values based on the expectancy-value theory of achievement motivation. In Study-1 (n = 1,315), exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and reliability analysis are used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Measurement Techniques
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Aydede Yalçin, Meryem Nur – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
It is important for people to be able to judge the nature while actually living in it to gain the scientific perspective which is an important skill nowadays. Within this importance, the general purpose of this study is to examine the effect of active learning based science camp activities on sixth, seventh and eighth grade students' opinions…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Summer Science Programs, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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Duran, Meltem; Dökme, Ilbilge – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of an activity set developed according to the inquiry-based learning (IBL) approach in the unit "Particulate Structure of Matter" on students' critical-thinking skills in science and technology courses. The study was conducted with 90 students from the 6th grade attending four, 6th…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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Genç, Murat – Research in Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of cooperative learning on the science lessons achievement of primary school students and to designate their views on cooperative learning process. 135 sixth-grade students attending the same school took part in the study. The model of this study was the Solomon four-group model. In the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Özek, Müzeyyen Bulut – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of creative drama on student achievement in the Information Technologies course. The study was carried out for the unit "Tomorrow's Technology" which is the first unit of Information Technologies course. For this study, 89 sixth grade students were selected from primary school in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Information Technology, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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