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Körhasan, Nilüfer Didis; Hidir, Mustafa – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2019
Analogies are suitable for teaching scientific concepts by comparing an unknown with a known. For this reason, they are widely used by textbook authors or science teachers for different aims such as introduction, clarification, or discrimination of new concepts. This study examines the analogies used in elementary science textbooks from 3rd to 8th…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Textbooks, Elementary School Science, Logical Thinking
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Demirel, Turgay; Karakus Yilmaz, Turkan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
The goal of this study is to determine the effectiveness of mind games played by secondary school sixth grade students as classroom activities in math and grammar courses on their perceived problem-solving skills and achievements. In the quantitative part of the study, the nonequivalent groups pre-test--post-test control group design from…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
Kingston, Sally – Buck Institute for Education, 2018
The driving question for this brief is based on the most common question that teachers, principals, school leaders, coaches, and grant writers ask the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) about Project Based Learning (PBL): What evidence exists that shows the impact of Project Based Learning on student learning in core content areas? Research shows…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Yazicioglu, Özlem; Pektas, Murat – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
Comparative education is important for recognising the education systems of different countries for bringing new practices into the education system and for ensuring educational equality among different societies. This study discusses the education systems of Turkey, Singapore and Kazakhstan. The science programmes of the three countries are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle Schools, Science Instruction
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Çelik, Tugba – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Folk tales composed of poetry and prose, have succeeded to come until today by various narrators. These stories which especially contain heroism and love stories carry the accumulation of the Turkish society such as belief, experience, art and law. Many societies, including European countries are concerned about the growth of generations that are…
Descriptors: Turkish, Folk Culture, Oral Tradition, Qualitative Research
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Oueijan, Harvey N. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Peace education has become an important issue nowadays and a major concern for researchers and educators all over the world. Peace education has been introduced into many educational institutions either as separate programs or integrated within the various subject materials. Hoping to trigger some positive changes, post-war countries started…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Peace, Foreign Countries, College Faculty