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Ulu, Mustafa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to identify primary school students' thinking processes within the mathematical modeling process and the challenges they encounter, if any. This is a basic qualitative research study conducted in a primary school in the city of Kütahya in the academic year of 2015-2016. The study group of the research was composed of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Er, Harun – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The main point in today's educational approach is that it is based on a student-centered approach. One of the alternative instruction techniques having a convenient content for this system is the jigsaw technique. Since the introduction of this technique, it has been applied into many different fields of education, and determined that it…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 7, Cooperative Learning, Student Centered Learning
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Tokdemir, Muhammet Ahmet – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Assessment is one of the basic elements of teaching. However, there are not enough studies on the evaluation of divergent questions, particularly, in history education. Therefore, after reviewing the past and current literature on the topic, this study describes the design and implementation of a rating scale which can be used in the evaluation of…
Descriptors: History, History Instruction, Rating Scales, Teacher Attitudes
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Gunzel, Martin; Binterova, Helena – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This article comments on mathematics textbooks for lower secondary schools. Authors do not focus on texts in the books but on the nonverbal elements instead. A possible system of categories which enables mapping and classifying of such elements is suggested in this article. As a result of that, it is possible to evaluate and compare the textbooks…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Saltan, Fatih – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The study investigated pre-service ICT teachers' perceptions of algorithm visualization (AV) with regard to appropriateness of teaching levels and contribution to learning and motivation. In order to achieve this aim, a qualitative case study was carried out. The participants consisted of 218 pre-service ICT teachers from four different…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Computer Science Education, Mathematics, Visualization
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Berg, Julia; Jäkel, Lissy; Penzes, Anamarija – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Learning the meaningful use of the microscope is an essential requirement in school curricula. Modern science and medicine is hardly conceivable without the inclusion of microscopy. The number of didactic studies in this area, however, is negligible. Real microscopy is rarely used to gain knowledge in higher school years. Could the understanding…
Descriptors: Laboratory Equipment, Eye Movements, Computer Uses in Education, Cytology
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Aligaen, Julito C.; Capaciete, Ma. Eugenita C. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The traditional classroom could not offer substantial learning experience when the learning concepts and contents are becoming complex in the context of social issues which transcending across learning borders. In this article, it tries to find out that normal science conducted in traditional classroom environment could still provide learning but…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Science Instruction, Learning Activities
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Stavrou, Theoula Erotocritou; Koutselini, Mary – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aims of this action research are: (a) to investigate the process of differentiation of teaching and learning in mixed ability classes from the perspective of teachers', and (b) to examine the effectiveness of differentiation of teaching and learning in improving reading abilities of students from the first class of the lyceum (fifteen year…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Heterogeneous Grouping, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ozkan, Hasan Huseyin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study analyses the opinions of school directors related to their levels of recognition, comprehension and explanation, along with their support and their supervisory duties in the process of the implementation of the curriculum. Although this study is designed appropriately to the qualitative research design, phenomenological research design…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Curriculum Implementation
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Basibüyük, Kani; Sahin, Ömer; Gökkurt, Burçin; Erdem, Emrullah; Soylu, Yasin – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of this study is to identify the mistakes made by ninth grade students in the subject of functions and reveal the reasons for these mistakes. In line with this purpose, the case study method, which is among the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. The study group of the research was composed of 52 Anatolian ninth grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Error Patterns, Grade 9
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Bature, Iliya Joseph; Atweh, Bill; Treagust, David – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Mathematics classrooms instruction in Nigeria secondary schools has been termed a major problem to both teachers and their students. Most classroom activities are teacher-centred with students as mere listeners and recipients of knowledge rather than being active initiators of their knowledge. This paper seeks to investigate the effects of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods
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George, Frikkie; Ogunniyi, M. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Instructional methodologies increasingly require teachers' efficacy and implementation of computer-assisted learning (CAL) practices in general and particularly in the science classroom. The South African National Education Department's e-Education[1] policy also encourages the use of computers and computer software in implementing outcome-based…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Magoma, Charles M. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The current Kenyan secondary English curriculum (2002) has adopted an integrated approach not only to teaching, but also to the assessment of English language and Literature. This re-organisation is meant to improve the standards of teaching and performance in English. However, national performance in integrated English has remained consistently…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Qualitative Research
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Bas, Fatih – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study aims to observe the pre-service secondary mathematics teachers' metacognitive awareness in terms of the variables gender and class level and determine their metacognitive behaviours which showed in the non-routine problems. A partially mixed sequential dominant status design was carried out with a total of 287 participants. The data of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Atli, Abdullah – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The study aimed to research the effect of career counseling sessions based on trait-factor theory on the career maturity and career indecision levels of high school students. "Single group pretest-posttest test design", one of the weaker test designs, was utilized in the study. The study was conducted with 57 students in Malatya city…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, High School Students, Career Choice, Pretests Posttests
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