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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Arslan, Gökmen – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
This report presents initial psychometrics from testing a cultural adaptation of the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener (PWDS) with a sample of urban adolescents in Turkey (N = 399). Results from confirmatory factor analyses indicated that responses to the Turkish version of the measure (PWDS-T) were characterized by a two-factor…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Psychometrics, Adolescents
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Erdem, Emrullah; Soylu, Yasin – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Does the mathematical reasoning ability develop with increase in age? How is mathematical reasoning ability differing according to gender? The current study is trying to find answers to these two questions. The study using cross-sectional design, was conducted with 409 (8th, 9th and 10th grade) students attending middle school and high school in…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Skills
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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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Balta, Nuri; Duran, Muharrem – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2015
Recently much have been invested in the interactive whiteboard educational technology in Turkey. The government is still wishful to spread it to schools of all levels. This study tries to understand teachers' and students' attitudes toward interactive whiteboard technology along with differences in attitudes resulting from some demographic…
Descriptors: Interactive Video, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Erten, Sinan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
This study investigates the extent of interest among middle and high school students in environmental protection issues along with the sources of their interests and factors that impact their interests, namely people with whom they interact and courses that they take related to the environment, science and technology. In addition, it is confirmed…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Conservation (Environment), Student Interests
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Özalp, Dilek; Kahveci, Ajda – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Student conceptions related with matter and the particulate nature of matter (PNM), are vital for advanced understanding in chemistry, and have been a research area of significant attention. Lacking in the literature are studies addressing chemical misconceptions from an ontological point of view. The purpose of the current study was to develop a…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Tas, Erol; Gülen, Salih; Öner, Zeynep; Özyürek, Cengiz – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to research the effects of traditional and web-assisted conceptual change texts for the subject of water chemistry on the success, conceptual errors and permanent learning of students. A total of 37 8th graders in a secondary school of Samsun participated in this study which had a random experimental design with…
Descriptors: Water, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Grade 8
Watkins, Ryan; Engel, Laura C.; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2015
The rise of digital information and communication technologies (ICT) has made the acquisition of computer and information literacy (CIL) a leading factor in creating an engaged, informed, and employable citizenry. However, are young people, often described as "digital natives" or the "net generation," developing the necessary…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Computer Literacy
Dantzler, John A.; Bensoy, Kevin D.; Siders, James. A. – Online Submission, 2014
This study measured artistically gifted students' attitudes toward technology and compared them to their math/science peers. Researchers administered the English version of the Modified Fennema Sherman Attitudes Scales (M-FSAS) to 149 students enrolled at a residential school (grades 7-12) for the artistically and math/science gifted (108 female,…
Descriptors: Gifted, Visual Arts, Computer Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Kurnaz, Mehmet Altan; Emen, Ayse Yagmur – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2014
Following up on the effects of learning environments is essential to learning. The aim of this study was to examine students' mental models related to the concepts of expansion and contraction of materials. The population of the case study consisted of 155 students in a city center in Turkey. The data was gathered using open-ended questions that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Models, Cognitive Structures
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Shelley, Mack; Yildirim, Atila – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2013
Using Program for International Student Achievement (PISA) 2009 data we study the transfer of knowledge among reading, mathematics, and science among Turkish students. Both Science and Reading are significant predictors of Mathematics scores, although clearly Science is a much stronger predictor; the transfer from Science to Mathematics is much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Erbas, Ayhan Kürsat; Tuncer Teksoz, Gaye; Tekkaya, Ceren – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Problem statement: Contemporary global environmental problems have highlighted the importance of acting responsibly towards natural resources and the environment. The role of science education in shaping how people interact with the environment, therefore, has gained importance. The science education community has responded to this challenge by…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Conservation (Environment), Science Education, Environmental Education
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Akarsu, Bayram – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
Hands-on activities are one of the most popular instructional tools that enhance student understandings of the science concepts and enable them to get involved in science practices as well. However, most of science educators underestimate its effectiveness in the classrooms. In order to illustrate how these activities could be utilized for science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts
Goktas, Yuksel; Yildirim, Zahide; Yildirim, Soner – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2008
This study investigated teacher educators', prospective teachers', and K-12 teachers' opinions about the effectiveness of ICT related courses and the ways to improve the courses in Turkey's pre-service teacher education programs. The researchers used both quantitative and qualitative research approaches within the data collection and analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Teacher Education Programs, Research Methodology